Chang, C., Chuang, H. & Bennington, L. (2011). Organizational climate for innovation and creative teaching in urban and rural schools. Quality and Quantity,45(4), 935-951. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-010-9405-x
Due to the impact of knowledge-based economies, all countries strive to foster creative education. Research has demonstrated that creativity is influenced both by individual characteristics and by the environment. Previous research examining creative teaching by teachers in Taiwan has typically focused on the relationships between creative teaching and innovative personal characteristics, school leaders’ behaviors, and internal motivation. The purpose of this study was to move beyond prior research to investigate the relationship between creative teaching behaviors and innovation-fostering elements of the organizational climate in schools. In addition, we examined the impact on teacher creativity of urban versus rural school location.
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