ERIC Number: ED243869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies of 14 Staff Inservice Projects in Massachusetts School Districts.
Rappa, Joseph B.; And Others
In the first phase of a study of factors affecting knowledge dissemination and knowledge use in staff development programs, a conceptual model was developed, and from it a 15 page questionnaire was derived to collect data on workshop participants' background and personal characteristics, school characteristics, and workshop characteristics. This follow-up of the first phase focuses on 468 participants in 14 teacher workshops. Each site is described via a seven-part format: (1) the overall setting and the school; (2) the origins of the workshop idea, methods of announcement and recruitment, and incentives for attending; (3) respondents' perceptions of school district and community environments as they appear to affect professional development; (4) characteristics of the workshop, the consultant(s) involved, and instructional methods used; (5) knowledge acquisition and knowledge use as outcomes of the workshop experience; (6) respondents' suggestions about looking for evidence of the use of knowledge gained in workshops; and (7) information obtained on unanticipated topics arising from respondent opinions and reactions. (JD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Characteristics, Educational Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Utilization, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Research Utilization, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Commonwealth Inservice Inst.
Note: For related documents, see SP 024 317-323.