ERIC Number: ED328453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
The Summative Evaluation of the Science Quality Education Project (SQEP). Evaluation and Project Research Report No. 9-1990-91.
Gillis, Lynette; And Others
The Science Quality Education Project (SQEP) experimented with a model of teacher inservice training referred to as the trainer-of-trainers' model. The project was initiated to promote the use of TVOntario's science programming and television as a teaching tool in science instruction. Using this model, the training was first concentrated on a small group of carefully selected teachers. After completing their own intensive training this "model" group became trainers of their colleagues. The colleagues then trained others with the expectation that the effects of training would continue to ripple throughout the school area. The teachers used a variety of training methods, including informal sharing with colleagues, workshops, and peer coaching. The present evaluation is designed to investigate the value of using this utilization strategy for future projects. The research assessed the success of the SQEP strategy in bringing about change in teaching attitudes and practices. It also examines the factors that contribute to the model's effectiveness as well as areas for improvement. Chapters include: (1) "The Science Quality Education Project"; (2) "The Evaluation Design"; (3) "The Success of the SQEP in Affecting Change"; (4) "The Effectiveness of the Trainer-of-Trainers' Model"; (5) "Factors Affecting Implementation"; and (6) "Conclusions and Recommendations." (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Programed Instruction, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Summative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Television, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.
Identifiers: Ontario; Science Quality Education Project