ERIC Number: ED167709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Field-Based Inservice Course for Home Economics Teachers. Two Year Report: 1975 - 1977. [Community Service Report].
During the 1975-76 and 1976-77 academic years, a project was undertaken to design, implement, and evaluate an inservice course for home economics teachers in the state of New York. Eighty-two junior high and senior high teachers participated, representing both rural and urban areas. The objectives of the course dealt with improvement of specified planning and classroom teaching competencies, which were identified in a literature survey to determine inservice needs of teachers. Individualized learning packages, including instruction in the use of recently published New York State Home Economics curriculum guidelines, were sent to the participants. The teachers used audio and/or video tapes to record their classroom teaching and returned the tapes to the course instructors for feedback and evaluation. The effectiveness of the course was evaluated in terms of its (1) meeting identified needs of teachers, (2) being evaluated in a positive manner by them, and (3) resulting in actual changes in their classroom teaching. Participants evaluated the course by keeping logs and writing summative assessments. Overall, their comments indicated that the course satisfied the inservice needs which it was designed to meet. Recommendations for future improvements included an increase from two credits to three (in view of the amount of work and time required), better quality tapes, and more efficient and speedy feedback from course instructors. (ELG)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Autoinstructional Aids, Course Evaluation, Course Objectives, Credits, Evaluation Methods, Home Economics Teachers, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary School Teachers, State Curriculum Guides, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Home Economics Education.; New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Human Ecology at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York