ERIC Number: ED143647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Pilot Project on Practitioner Selection, Use, and Critique of Inservice Education Products. Volume I, Review of Project. Effective Teacher Education Program.
McClure, Robert M.
This report describes a project that studied practitioner selection, use and critique of materials for inservice education, and the impact of such materials on the selection of instructional problems. Inservice education products are defined in this report as materials designed to help a teacher or other educator acquire new knowledge, gain instructional skills, and/or rethink attitudes and beliefs. Products used in this study were manuals, games, films, videotapes, audiotapes, and others. This project was designed and implemented on the assumption that there is a good possibility that some, perhaps many, teacher needs could be met through use of inservice education products. The problem is to determine which products match with which teacher needs. Three major project activities occurred: (1) identifying user information requirements in regard to product selection; (2) describing selected products according to user specifications; and (3) observing representative teachers utilize and add to the information regarding the products they select. This report discusses the procedures employed and the findings in regard to the design of a user-based information system for inservice products effectiveness, and a report of selection, adoption, and use of such products in three local settings. Appendixes supply information on questions raised about products, assessment of resources, reports from groups, and reproductions of forms used in the project. (JD)
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Professional Training, Program Evaluation, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: For related documents, see SP 011 447-450