ERIC Number: ED205501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Perceptions of Dissemination of Research on Teaching Findings.
Eaker, Robert E.; Huffman, James O.
This study examined the perceptions of 105 teachers regarding research-on-teaching findings as a resource for instructional improvement. The teachers filled out a 40-item, Likert-scale questionnaire about their perceptions. Teachers value research findings that focus on classroom instruction and think that the findings have practical classroom application. The teachers thought professional journals an excellent source of research information, but were not as pleased with the research dissemination done by or through principals, supervisors, faculty meetings, inservice meetings, and professional meetings. Generally speaking, grade-level assignment, degree earned, and number of years experience had little effect on the teachers' perceptions. The questionnaire with the frequency distribution of replies is reproduced in this report. (Authors/JD)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Delivery Systems, Educational Resources, Elementary School Teachers, Information Sources, Inservice Teacher Education, Periodicals, Research Utilization, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Improvement
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.