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ERIC Number: ED137302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 15
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Variables Related to the Professional Growth of Teachers.
Wilson, Marian L.
The basic assumption underlying this study is that teacher involvement in professional growth activities would lead to improvement in knowledge and result in a change in practices. The objectives comprising the major focus of the inquiry were to measure and analyze professional involvement; to assess the degree of professional commitment of the respondents; to determine if a relationship exists between professional involvement and professional commitment, and to determine the relationship of teaching experience to professional involvement and professional commitment. A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 200 teachers. Five professional involvement variables were ranged in order of complexity. The lowest level was membership in a professional organization, and in ascending scale: participation in professional activities, informal activities, and knowledge implementation of exemplary curriculum practices. The highest rank was given to implementation of new curriculum practices. Results indicate that participation in professional growth activities results in greater commitment and changes in practice on the part of teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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