ERIC Number: ED032254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
West Tennessee Research Development Consortium. Final Report.
Colmey, James W.
The West Tennessee Research Development Consortium, formed to increase the potentiality of research in two small West Tennessee Colleges, consists of a project designed to train in research methodology one research person on each of the two campuses, and to offer concurrently an inservice training program to eight faculty members in each of the two colleges. The program for the two individual researchers consisted of a practicum including (1) participation in the development of curriculum packages designed to upgrade instructional processes at the higher education level (one treatment designed to improve the lecture technique of instruction, the other to improve and increase skills in the use of the discussion method); and (2) assistance in administering seminars held every other week on each campus to test the effects of the curriculum packages on the eight faculty members. Faculty receiving the experimental instruction were evaluated using the Purdue Rating Scale for Instruction and the Stanford Teacher Competence Appraisal Guide as pre- and posttests. No significant changes were recorded in their classroom behavior, but their increased interest and knowledge of current developments in classroom methodology led to the recommendation that the program be continued with proposed treatments in film and TV methods, test construction, curriculum organization, and instructional objectives. (Included are the session outlines on lecture and discussion methods.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN.