TEAM CLIMATE FOR INNOVATION AS A PREDICTOR OF SUCCESSFUL CHANGE IN A EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT
Chambel, M. and Curral, L.A., University of Lisbon, Portugal
The objective of this study is to understand how climate for innovation of teams involved in a school change project impacts the project effectiveness. We pressupose that participants level of satisfaction, teachers and students, is a good indicator of project effectiveness, since high levels of satisfaction with project will make participants work harder toward its objectives (Ostroff, 1992). We expect to find a significant positive relationship between teams of teachers climate for innovation (West, 1990) and participants satisfaction with the project. Participants in this study are 30 teams of teachers (N=240) and 600 students from three portuguese basic education schools.