ERIC Number: ED189462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Nursing Faculty Development. Final Report.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
The Southern Regional Education Board administered a three-year Faculty Development in Nursing Education Project. Its three objectives were (1) to provide opportunities for faculty to improve their abilities to identify learning problems; study alternative learning strategies; present instruction appropriate to the learning types of students; and recognize, respect, and adapt to cultural differences; (2) to disseminate information about effective strategies; and (3) to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the various activities initiated. Activities implemented at twenty sites (college-sponsored programs) reflected three major emphases--learner, teacher, and instructional process. Specific focuses included learning and teaching styles of learners and teachers and how these styles could be used to promote improved teaching and learning experiences, identification of learning obstacles and use of appropriate measures to overcome them, impact of cultural variations on teaching and learning, and increase of teacher awareness of cultural values and decrease of misconceptions and stereotypical expectations. (Examples of activities at various sites are cited as appropriate to the discussions.) Nurse faculty and task force leaders completed evaluation forms as project evaluation. Results attested to project effectiveness as a model for directing attention to attitudinal and procedural barriers that inhibit the educational experiences of students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Learning, Learning Problems, Nursing Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.