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ERIC Number: ED332552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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How Does Training Affect Teachers?
Nordlund, Joan
An in-service training program, developed for language center teachers in Finland, is discussed. The program was devised with the help of the University of Birmingham, England, and ran for three years with English as the language of instruction. The content of the program was based on the needs expressed by language center teachers and on the ideas of a Steering Committee and various experts. A study was carried out by members of the Steering Committee to look at the attitudes of participants concerning their training at the PILC. Subjects were consulted at three stages: before the seminar, during the second seminar, and at the end of the course. For comparative purposes, a questionnaire was mailed to 41 people who had completed one of the earlier PILC programs, and who were known still to be in the language center system. Respondents were asked for their subjective and retrospective views about PILC and its effects on their teaching and self development. The study concluded that PILC was an overwhelmingly positive experience for those who completed it. The strongest direct effect seemed to be on materials development. On the whole, participant expectations were met and the course was enjoyable and stimulating experience. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: Finland