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ERIC Number: ED161828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The ISTA/RCPSS Professional Education Inservice Needs Assessment.
Schurr, Terry; Sciara, Frank
The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument for assessing the inservice needs of teachers and to obtain an overview of their perceived needs. This instrument was proposed to be a single, convenient format for gathering data that could be used with teachers at all levels of elementary and secondary teaching. A sixty-one item questionnaire was submitted to 2,265 teachers. A five-step model for instruction--objective, specification, preassessment, instructional planning, instruction and evaluation--was used as the initial conceptual scheme for grouping the items. Because of the overlap of skills required for the preassessment and evaluation steps, items related to these steps were combined into a single evaluation category. Items not directly related to one of the steps were categorized into one of three additional categories: classroom management, instructional resources, or communication. The questionnaire also provided for dividing teachers themselves by grade level taught, socioeconomic status of pupils, and subject matter taught. Data obtained from this instrument is presented in tabular form in this document. A sample of the questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Indiana Educational Research Association (Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1977)