ERIC Number: ED028962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Inservice Programs in Chester and Delaware County Schools.
Service Project and Area Research Center, West Chester, PA.
Educators from a sample (11 percent) of public, diocesan, and independent schools in Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, were surveyed for information on the content and quality of their inservice programs for school personnel. Their responses to 16 questions (such as type of inservice activities and influence of the program on change) are categorized and interpreted. Recommendations for the counties' inservice programs, made on the basis of these responses, primarily pivot around realizing an interacting educational community (inservice workshops for K-12 professional staff, and interschool and school-community cooperation in inservice education) and continuity between daily responsibilities or needs and the inservice program (the entire staff--teachers, administrators, and supervisors--should help plan inservice programs, attend workshops--not lectures--that are designed around individual needs, receive evaluative feedback from the program, and participate in subsequent retraining based on the curriculum revisions produced at inservice meetings). (LP)
Descriptors: Inservice Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Service Project and Area Research Center, West Chester, PA.