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ERIC Number: ED094950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 16
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The Evaluation of a Summer Institute Program: Has It Reached Its Goal?
Spradlin, Susan D.
Reported is a study to measure one aspect of teacher effectiveness, using teacher classroom behavior and the attitudes developed by students toward their science class, science laboratory, science teacher, and school. Data were obtained from a variety of sources: the Science Classroom Activity Checklist; Student Semantic Differential; Annual Self-Inventory for Science Teachers; Teacher Semantic Differential; Teacher Concern Statement; content tests in biology, earth science, and physical science; and personal information (age, sex, years of teaching experience, teaching area, background preparation, GPA). Forty-eight secondary school science teachers selected for participation in a NSF-funded summer institute (1971) were involved, with 32 of these individuals being considered for statistical analysis. The six questions posed for investigation were translated into six null hypotheses for testing. Statistical analyses revealed that participation in the summer institute program appeared to alter a teacher's classroom behavior patterns toward more student-centered and indirect behaviors. No changes in student attitudes toward their science course or school were identified. Teacher attitudes provided little evidence of alteration, although the participants did express a strong feeling that the institute experience was a valuable one. (PEB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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