ERIC Number: ED152701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Teacher Education: A Study of the Perceptions of Teachers, Professors, and Parents About Current and Projected Practice.
Howey, Kenneth R.
This paper reports on the results of a survey on inservice teacher education. Three primary groups were surveyed: teachers, professors, and parents of school children. There was unanimous agreement between the three groups that there is not enough inservice currently provided to teachers. However, there was wide variation of opinion on what the best type of inservice program might be, who can best implement it, and how it should be financed. Tables and data analysis accompanying this paper illustrate these differences of opinion in the following areas: (1) who provides the most help in an inservice program; (2) teacher and professor perceptions of what format of inservice is most likely to provide innovative content; (3) teacher interest in assuming an inservice instructor role; (4) parents' attitudes toward inservice programs; (5) what sources of funding should be used for paid inservice education; and (6) what type of inservice education is an excellent or good idea. This study was conducted in three states--Michigan, Georgia, and California--and included both urban and rural communities. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting, American Education Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)