ERIC Number: ED113338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Education for Volunteer Teachers; A Report on the Project for the Advancement of Church Education (PACE) 1968-1970.
Bowman, Locke E., Jr.; And Others
The purpose of the Project for the Advancement of Church Education (PACE) was (1) to test the hypothesis that INSTROTEACH workshops improve the competence of volunteer teachers, (2) to test the hypothesis that Learning Laboratory training improves the competence of volunteer teachers, and (3) to conduct studies on the correlation between teacher competency and selected teacher characteristics. The results of the research showed that the workshops are an effective means of improving teacher competence. The results also were sufficiently encouraging to suggest that the laboratory treatment could be developed further. The analysis of the correlated studies of the teacher s in PACE suggested that INSTROTEACH may be in some degree a measure of teacher personality. The project staff also pursued the following objectives: (1) to conduct and report studies on laboratory student attendance, (2) to report related studies on church school enrollments, and (3) to develop attainable objectives toward improvement of volunteer teaching in the future with recommendations for practical steps to attain them. Annexes are attached which contain articles by the Project Director and Technical Assistant, a memorandum on research design selection, and a detailed evaluators report. Eleven appendixes are also included which contain tables, lists of components , and definitions. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Experiment, Scottsdale.