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ERIC Number: ED123091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Extended In-Service Training Curricula Upon the Mathematics Achievement and Attitudes of Elementary Teachers.
Greene, John F.; And Others
This study examines the effect of intensive, content oriented summer workshops and implementation workshops upon 87 teachers. The curriculum for the workshops was based upon the Mathematics-Method Project materials, which coordinate the methods and content disciplines using small group activities. The significant differences (p less than .05) found in the affective domain based on control group contrasts were attributed to the intensive summer experience. The extensive approach utilizing content materials coordinated with teaching methodology was deemed to be a promising model for in-service training. However, the academic year workshops must be directly related to and a logical extension of the summer workshops if the combined effect of these two training apporaches is to have maximum impact. The authors also cite the need for future studies designed to identify effective in-service training strategies. Since the employment trend limits the entry of recent graduates to the teaching profession, in-service training must be extended to introduce innovations, and effective training models must be developed and tested. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)