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ERIC Number: EJ835521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Conflict in Staff Development Implementation: A Case Study
Ponticell, Judith A.; Thomas, Julie A.; Cooper, Sandra B.
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n2 p147-160 Spr 2006
Staff development is aimed at changing practice. Change creates conflict. Little work has been done to gain insight into the conflict that teachers experience in the implementation of staff development. This study examines conflict in a staff development project aimed at increasing teachers' knowledge and implementation of problem-based integrated mathematics and science teaching in a context of high-stakes testing. Findings show that teachers experienced intrapersonal conflict due to perceived differences in values, functional conflicts over values, and environmental stress. Findings suggest several strategies that might be used in staff development to reduce intrapersonal conflict. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas