ERIC Number: ED033905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Individualized In-Service Teacher Education. (Project IN-STEP). Evaluation Report. Phase I.
Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, Boynton Beach, FL.
This phase 1 of the project was conducted to develop and evaluate a new inservice education model. An elementary science curriculum, "Science--A Process Approach" (AAAS Science), provided content for the training program which makes use of video tapes, self-study programed text materials, and classes in which teachers use the AAAS classroom materials. In the fall 1968, teachers were placed in four instructional groups on the basis of pretest assessments, with those in one group serving as a control group. At the end of the academic year 1968-69, attitude and achievement tests were administered to the approximately 300 elementary teachers and a random selection of their students along with a random selection of matched students of teachers from outside the program. Analysis of the posttest data permits acceptance of the hypothesis that the IN-STEP approach is an effective and efficient method of conducting inservice training (at least in AAAS Science). Conclusions were based on gain in group mean scores due to the instructional program; generally favorable teacher attitudes; cost effectiveness comparison between IN-STEP approach and a traditional approach; indirect measure of proficiency of IN-STEP students; and moderately favorable indications of a difference in the attitudes toward science of IN-STEP and non-IN-STEP children. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, Boynton Beach, FL.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III; Individualized Inservice Teacher Education Project; Project INSTEP