ERIC Number: ED117455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Education: A Method for Organizing and Implementing Inservice Programs Based on Participants' Interest and Needs.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.
A four-step method that can be utilized to make inservice education programs more responsive to the interests and needs of teachers and other educational personnel is presented. The first step involves assessing teachers' attitudes and changes in attitudes toward inservice as measured by responses to 34 statements in an inventory. A copy of the instrument is included and its purpose, design, and use are described. It is suggested that the second step, surveying for general inservice needs, be accomplished by collecting data from the appropriate individuals and notifying them of the needs determined by consensus. Copies of surveys directed to teachers, vocational teachers, and administrators are included as examples. The third step is a survey that identifies participant strengths and weaknesses, objectives to emphasize, and instructional procedures to utilize. Two examples of such an instrument are given along with a list of definitions for learning procedures. The fourth step involves designing and conducting the planned inservice program to meet participant needs identified through the data gathered in the previous steps. Attached is a list of 15 guidelines for effective inservice in career education based on the results of a nation wide study. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Career and Vocational Education Section.