ERIC Number: ED036459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Teacher Education Course: Teaching Elementary School Reading. An Evaluation Report.
New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Bureau of Educational Research and Testing Services.
The television course, "Teaching Elementary School Reading," represents the third in a series of inservice education programs developed and produced by the New Hampshire Network to improve the professional knowledge and skills of teachers previously isolated by geographic barriers characteristic of the rural environment of northern New England. The information presented in this document, the extensive formal evaluation of the program, is organized according to the following five-fold format: (1) the biographical characteristics and professional expectations of teacher-enrollees; (2) the assessment of targeted process information including enrollee assessment of the 15-lesson instructional series, generally, and the related television lessons, study guide, regional work sessions, and classroom follow-up activities; (3) the change data represented by pre- post instrument administration and statistical analysis of on-going data input; (4) the results of a final "retrospective" course evaluation; and (5) a summary of the project effort with emphasis on the implications of inservice teacher education courses for regional education, including recommendations of plausible changes in design, documentation, production, and evaluative segments of the reading course. Among the major needs underlined by the study is the need for a thorough reexamination of the underlying concept of inservice teacher education. (Author/JES)
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Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Bureau of Educational Research and Testing Services.