ERIC Number: ED171657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Participant Perceptions of the Quality of In-Service Programs.
Reardon, Francis J.
A survey was taken to elicit participants' perceptions of the quality of inservice courses in Pennsylvania. The 610 respondents represented a wide variety of school districts and inservice programs and were made up primarily of teachers, although nurses and administrators responded as well. The responses indicated very strongly that inservice courses are of high quality, are presented by people with excellent abilities to communicate knowledge, and are by and large more valuable than traditional graduate courses at colleges and universities. Results showed a high proportion (60 percent) of permanently certified people continuing to pursue educational development through inservice courses. This result suggests that there will continue to be a large demand for inservice courses so long as they continue to meet the needs of the participants. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.