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ERIC Number: ED015147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 28
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Reference Count: 0
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"BREAKTHROUGH," IN-SERVICE EDUCATION FOR ALL SCHOOLS.
O'HANLON, JAMES; WITTERS, LEE A.
A STUDY OF INSERVICE EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN NEBRASKA SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH 10-40 TEACHERS, AND OF STRONG INSERVICE PROGRAMS IN NEIGHBORING STATES, YIELDED CRITICISM WHICH CUT ACROSS SUBJECT MATTER AND GRADE LINES. 165 TEACHERS AND 155 ADMINISTRATORS WERE SURVEYED, REVEALING THAT--(1) MOST FELT THEIR SCHOOL'S PROGRAM WAS INADEQUATE (43 TEACHERS RATED THEIR EXPERIENCES "SATISFACTORY," 43 "EXTREMELY INADEQUATE"). (2) RATED "LITTLE OR NO HELP" WERE PRE-SCHOOL WORKSHOPS, FACULTY MEETINGS (THOUGH GREAT FAITH WAS PLACED IN THESE BY ADMINISTRATORS), SUPERVISION--ALL OF WHICH OFTEN FORM THE BASIS OF AN INSERVICE PROGRAM. (3) THE ONLY SKILL WITH WHICH TEACHERS FELT THEY HAD BEEN HELPED WAS AUDIO-VISUAL. (4) 77 TEACHERS FELT THEY HAD RECEIVED NO INSERVICE EXPERIENCE OF VALUE. (5) ABOUT 40 PERCENT OF THE ADMINISTRATORS WERE UNABLE TO DESCRIBE AN EFFECTIVE INSERVICE ACTIVITY IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. (6) BOTH EXPERIENCED AND NEW TEACHERS WANTED THE SAME HELP. (7) ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF EXPERIENCED TEACHERS WHO HAD TAKEN COLLEGE COURSES SINCE THEY BEGAN TEACHING FELT THESE HAD HELPED. (8) TEACHERS FELT THE NEED FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH ADMINISTRATORS. (9) EXPERIENCED AND NEW TEACHERS FELT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LOCAL PROGRAMS WOULD BE IMPROVED IF THEY PLAYED A LARGER ROLE. THE 3 AREAS IN WHICH TEACHERS MOST WANTED HELP WERE STUDENT MOTIVATION, INDIVIDUALIZING INSTRUCTION, AND INNOVATION. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INCLUDED. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln.
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