ERIC Number: ED179513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development Needs in Middle and Junior High Schools That Individualize Instruction.
Lehr, Judy Brown
The perceived staff development needs and preferences of teachers in selected middle and junior high schools involved in individualized schooling were the topics of this research. Inservice education strategies preferred by teachers and principals were identified and functional and dysfunctional aspects of programs analyzed. A field study methodology was used employing visits to schools and interviews with school personnel following their response to uniformly administered questionnaires. Findings indicated that identification of needed inservice activities and preferences for design of inservice programs varied according to individual differences among teachers with considerable variation between the perceptions of the principals of the schools and those of the teachers. Methods for improving staff development are considered, and suggestions for further research are made. A copy of the instrument used is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.