ERIC Number: ED217013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher as Change Agent.
Yarger, Gwen P.; Broadbent, Frank
Program evaluations obtained from teachers who participated in Summer School in Action (SSIA), an inservice teacher training program in Syracuse, New York, are analyzed in this report. The program was designed to help teachers discover methods and materials best suited for their teaching activities. The evaluation focused on determining participants' perceptions of the effects of SSIA on their teaching practices and on the teachers' role as change agent in their schools. Teachers responded to questionnaires on the last day of the program and to a similar follow-up questionnaire six months later. Interviews and classroom observations were also conducted with the ten randomly selected participants. The majority of responses indicated that there was a successful transfer of training from the SSIA program to the classroom. Data show that the teachers felt strongly about sharing skills learned in the program and that they were continuing to use SSIA materials six months after the program ended. (FG)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Summer School in Action
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).