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ERIC Number: ED051976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 10
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Training Teachers to Evaluate Reading.
Kozacik, George J.
The effectiveness of instruction in the use of the Program Improvement Project (PIP) model for helping teachers become informed classroom decision makers was examined. Subjects were 60 teacher volunteers from inner-city elementary schools in Indianapolis, Indiana. The teachers were exposed to the main concepts of the PIP model in six seminar sessions, and the pretest/treatment/post-test design was used to evaluate the effects of the treatment. A variety of tests were used to measure the effects, each test being self-constructed and content validated. Data gathered were analyzed statistically using the chi-square technique; informal evidence also influenced the conclusions. Results showed that (1) teachers showed significant gains in making informed decisions on a paper and pencil exercise, (2) there was evidence of informed decision-making in the actual classroom situation, and (3) although the cognitive knowledge of the teachers did not increase significantly, there were indications of some cognitive gain from chi-square frequencies movement upwards in the quarter categories of the 2 by 2 array of data. It was concluded that the PIP model was useful as a program improvement guide to help teachers become informed decision-makers in the classroom. References are included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971