ERIC Number: ED368484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Improving Inservice Training for Summer Staff in an Early Childhood Center through Individual Professional Development Goals and Ongoing Training.
Kroehl, Candace Olin
This practicum focused on the problem of inservice training failing to meet the individual professional needs of a diverse summer staff in an early childhood center. The solution strategy utilized a needs assessment survey and consultations with staff members to determine areas of need and interest, the results of which were used to devise a series of three inservice meetings. Choices were built into the sessions to permit staff to select topics according to needs, interests, and learning styles. New staff were paired with peer-mentors to provide information and support on a continuing basis, and all staff were encouraged to pursue individual goals. Results of a post-test survey indicated that most of the staff were either moderately or very satisfied with the program. Although experienced teachers did pursue individual goals, the level of achievement varied greatly. Five appendixes provide copies of the inservice training needs assessment, inservice evaluation questionnaire, contents of the inservice manual, and schedules and descriptions of the inservice training sessions. (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.