ERIC Number: ED210252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Users Guide to the Evaluation of Inservice Education.
Baden, Donald J.
Increased activity in the field of inservice teacher education has not created an immediate improvement in the quality of inservice. Programs are not planned or implemented well, and teachers are generally not involved with or committed to the programs. To perform the necessary evaluations of the programs, the planning of inservice teacher education programs must involve needs assessment, the setting of measurable objectives, and delivery services linked specifically to the objectives. Once this model has been adopted, a number of evaluation concerns can be addressed. One evaluation approach requires the involvement of planners, presenters, and participants. The approach focuses on responses to five basic concerns of the inservice evaluator: (1) Was the content of the inservice activity informative and useful to the participant?; (2) Was the presenter of the inservice activity effective?; (3) Was there an immediate change in the participants' behavior as defined by the stated objectives?; (4) Were there long term changes in classroom behaviors?; and (5) Did the students of the participants change as a result of altered teacher behavior? Each concern can be integrated into an evaluation instrument that is usable and is time and cost effective. Samples of evaluation forms used by schools are included in this paper along with a bibliography of 21 references to inservice education and evaluation. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the National Workshop of the NCSIE (Hollywood, FL, November 13, 1979).