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ERIC Number: ED070128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 102
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Development of a Training Program for Teachers Using Interpersonal Process, Communications and Problem Solving Skills.
Sperber, Stephen Martin
The purpose of this study was to conceptualize, design, and implement a training program to help teachers (1) to clarify and enlarge their perceptions of self as person and teacher, (2) develop skills in the process of problem solving and interpersonal communications, and (3) assume responsibility for themselves as learners and decision makers. The program sought to enhance teachers' abilities to assess and effect changes in their teaching behavior. Eleven teachers in the study population participated in a sequence of learning activities. An evaluation system was developed to assess self-report data (weekly and final reaction papers, end-of-course evaluations, and follow-up questionnaires). The effect of the training program on changes in teacher perceptions of self as person was not confirmed. A positive relationship was found between changes in perception of self as teacher and actualization of reported changes in teaching behavior. Development of a training model for use with a cross-population of educational personnel in pre- and inservice courses was proposed. (Author/LG)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh