ERIC Number: ED171708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Cognitive Structural Approach to Adult Ego, Moral, and Conceptual Development Through Inservice Education.
Oja, Sharon N.
This paper describes the design, implementation, and evaluation of a Deliberate Psychological Education Curriculum to promote the ego, moral, and conceptual development of inservice teachers enrolled in a five-week workshop, followed by a supervised fall quarter practicum. Significant differences were found between experimental and control groups on all three dimensions of personal/psychological growth as measured by the Lovinger Sentence Completion Test, the Rest Defining Issues Test, and the Hunt Paragraph Method Test. Experimental teachers' professional/skill development evidenced significant increases in levels of communication and indirect teaching. Analysis of journals, course evaluations, and teacher designed miniunits corroborated these gains. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Design, Developmental Programs, Developmental Stages, Growth Patterns, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Maturation, Moral Development, Program Descriptions, Role Perception, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)