ERIC Number: ED177690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Education Preferences of Educators.
Anderson, Robert L.
To identify, categorize, and compare inservice preferences of educators, these researchers administered the Teacher In-Service Preference Questionnaire to 440 instructors in the Northwest and interviewed 26 of the respondents. Findings indicated that the kind of inservice most preferred was the workshop, with conventions and professional conferences least preferred. The professional development committee was most preferred as an organization responsible for planning, providing resource personnel, and evaluating professionalism. The first preference for budgeting for developmental activities was the governing board. When social categories were considered as predictors of inservice preferences, significant differences were obtained. Both sex and years of experience were found to be significantly related to preferences for inservice education. Differences exist on the motivation dimension of a theoretical model for the categories of incentives, aspirations, expectations, and satisfactions. The sample ranked the expectations category first, incentives second, aspirations third, and satisfactions fourth as factors associated with successful inservice programs. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Inservice Preference Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (33rd, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 12-16, 1979)