ERIC Number: ED034118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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In-Service Education: A Study of the Participation Patterns of a Selected Group of Elementary School Teachers.
Dissertation Abstracts, v29 n10 1969
A study was made of inservice education activities for a selected group of public elementary school teachers in Indianapolis, with emphasis on patterns of participation, activities offered to, and desired by, teachers, teacher evaluation of activities, opinions on administration of the program, and recommended improvements. Questionnaire respondents (181, or 57%, of teachers surveyed) gave data on such matters as likes, dislikes, scheduling, and program leadership. Teachers desired many more kinds of activities, greater involvement in program planning, planning and initiation of activities at the district level, and increased supervision by principals, supervisors, and consultants. They sought staff counseling concerning professional growth and development, career planning, and personal problems; favored classroom observation, both within their own schools and in other schools; and desired small group discussion meetings by grade level or subject areas. They indicated that inservice education (preferably on a released time basis) should be required regardless of tenure, degree status, or experience; and sought involvement in a cooperative study of school system policy, educational aims and philosophy, classroom experimentation, and current research. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Investigations, Leadership, Opinions, Participation, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Scheduling, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis