ERIC Number: ED034960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Critical Evaluation of In-Service Training for Classified Employees in Selected Educational Organizations in the United States.
Sorsabal, Donald Kenneth
This study examined inservice training for classified school personnel in 150 selected organizations, and determined critical training requirements. Data were obtained by a preliminary questionnaire on training scope and content, and by a critical incident questionnaire. These were among the findings and conclusions: (1) inservice training was widespread, varied in scope and content, and considered all workers at every level of responsibility (especially those in food service, clerical, and operations work) for job improvement, induction, and staff development; (2) training was largely voluntary, with promotions being the chief incentive offered; (3) major emphasis was on skill improvement activities; (4) in the relatively few instances of training evaluation, performance ratings were the major evaluation technique; (5) for trainees, the most critical element was the nature of skill improvement activities, followed by instructors' personal, social, and professional qualities, and by trainee involvement in the training process; (6) assessment of training needs from information readily available in educational organizations provides a firm basis for program planning. Recommendations were offered on funding, evaluation, administration, and related matters. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Clerical Workers, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Food Service, Inservice Education, Motivation, Participant Characteristics, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Maintenance, Skill Development, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
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