ERIC Number: ED230784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Inservice for Postsecondary, Part-Time Instructors. Final Report.
Valentine, Ivan E.; And Others
A study examined the educational needs and personal characteristics of part-time, adult postsecondary vocational teachers. After conducting a literature review to determine the state of the art of inservice teacher education throughout the United States and in Colorado in particular, researchers surveyed 278 part-time, postsecondary instructors and 34 administrators responsible for part-time postsecondary education in Colorado. After examining data obtained from the questionnaires returned by 155 instructors and 29 administrators, researchers determined that although the majority of part-time postsecondary instructors were not currently participating in inservice activities, most were willing to do so. Personal growth was the primary reason expressed for participation in inservice training, and seminars, media, and classroom instruction were the preferred methods for the delivery of inservice activities. The 10 modules recommended for inclusion in instructional packages for part-time instructors were student motivation, class management, safety and liability, testing and test construction, individualizing instruction, improving teaching skills, effective media utilization, adult teaching psychology, lesson planning, and teaching students with special needs. Based on data obtained from the literature review and from the survey, a generic model was developed for preservice and inservice education for postsecondary part-time instructors. (A flow chart and a discussion of the model are included in this report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Educational Needs, Individual Characteristics, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Literature Reviews, Models, Part Time Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Vocational Education.