ERIC Number: ED204263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Career, Professional, and Personal Development Interests of Classroom Teachers.
Willie, Reynold; Kummerow, Jean M.
Replies of 1400 elementary and secondary teachers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota) metropolitan area to a mail survey revealed that teachers: (1) held a particular interest in examining personal goals, learning about alternative careers, and learning new methods of teaching; (2) preferred activities in school buildings where they worked rather than on the campus of the university generating the course; (3) preferred evening and afternoon hours for instruction; (4) preferred workshops and conferences to classes; and (5) believed that credit need not necessarily be given for learning activities. It is concluded that continuing teacher education programs should be designed to include topics and formats not ordinarily conceived as continuing teacher education, but nonetheless accepted as such by teachers. Tables show career and professional interests, personal development interests, and significant differences between male and female respondents and by teaching level. (Authors/FG)
Descriptors: Career Development, College School Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Enrollment Influences, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Methods Courses, Postsecondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Sex Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A