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ERIC Number: ED050036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 118
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The Use of Interaction and Feedback in an Inservice Education Model.
Hrivnak, Joseph T.
This study tested a model of inservice education which used small group interaction sessions and individual feedback to assist teachers in continuing their professional development. The competencies (dealing with teacher classroom behavior) used as content during the group sessions were relevant to the experimental population of beginning primary teachers. The individual feedback consisted of classroom observation and conferences with the teachers as they implemented behaviors associated with each competency. This program was conducted during school hours; the teachers who participated were released from their teaching responsibilities for the group sessions. The study followed a pretest--posttest design with two experimental groups and a control group. The students' evaluation indicated their belief that the model was most useful in assisting them in developing and refining teaching competencies. They believed that the program would have been more useful if it had extended for an entire school year or longer, instead of for only one-half a semester. (Author)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation submitted to the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, 1970