ERIC Number: ED059162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Triple I Project. An Individualized In-Service Teacher Education Program.
Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Teachers Coll.
The Triple I (Indianapolis Individualized Inservice) Project attemted to utilize an individualized approach to in-service education for teachers at two elementary schools located in the inner city. Five learning modules were established which were based upon areas identified by the teachers through the use of a special instrument, "In-service Interest Inventory" (included in the document), and follow-up interviews. Consultants from Ball State University worked during one school year with the teachers individually and in small groups on topics declared to be of interest by the teachers. Informal evaluation was supplemented by a specially designed instrument, "In-service Inventory" (also included), which measured teacher attitude towards the Triple I Project and other in-service projects. While the Triple I Project was considered a success, one of the most significant findings was that teacher attitude appeared to be the greatest determinant of success or failure of this project, as judged from the teacher's own perception. A number of recommendations are given for other in-service teacher education programs based upon the analysis of the evaluation instrument used in this study. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Teachers Coll.