ERIC Number: ED106272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Teacher Inservice Workshops through a Four Level Analysis of Learner Benefits.
Alvir, Howard P.
The purpose of the research presented in this document is to classify, validate, and analyze the costs of inservice teacher education workshops in terms of measurable and effective benefits to students following teacher participation in inservice courses. The research design is divided into the following three phases: (a) list the claimed benefits of teacher inservice courses that result in learner gains, (b) validate the presence of these claimed results with experimental samples, and (c) price the validated benefits in a comparative shopping tabulation contrasted with value analysis. In addition to the actual resech design, this document includes a comprehensive listing and categorization by type and level of claimed learner gains directly linked to inservice teacher education. The document also has the following characteristics: (a) it presents analyses of previous research, (b) examines the research design, (c) describes the steps for developing the research instrument, (d) explains the organization of the research instrument, (e) provides procedures and forms necessary to conduct the survey, (f) lists evaluation possibilities, (g) lists functions performed by the workshop director and the outside evaluator, (h) provides sample formats for each data function, (i) describes how this evaluation is being applied elsewhere, and (j) shows how an evaluation process can result in greater specification and clarity of the dimensions being evaluated. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: GREC--FILMS, Montreal (Quebec).