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ERIC Number: ED593378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Education Innovation: Results of a National Survey
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex
Editorial Projects in Education
Disruptive changes sparked by education technology and other forces are on the radar of education analysts. Even a quick internet search reveals a whole host of articles and organizations focused on educational innovation. But how do educators currently working in schools and districts think about innovation? How much of a priority is it for them? In October 2018, the Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally-representative online survey of nearly 500 K-12 teachers, principals, and district leaders to learn more about their views on innovation -- a common buzzword that was defined in the survey as "the introduction and/or creation of new ideas or methods." The survey included 17 questions on a range of topics: (1) The amount of innovation in schools and districts; (2) the degree to which innovation is a priority for teachers and school administrators; (3) pressure that educators feel to be innovative; (4) challenges that stop innovation and supports that could foster it; and (5) sources that educators rely on for insights or inspiration with respect to innovation. The survey results provide insight into the perspectives of educators with first-hand experience in schools and districts nationwide. They also highlight differences in how educators think about innovation based on their varying professional roles and the socioeconomic characteristics of their schools and districts.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), Education Week Research Center