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ERIC Number: ED212562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Teachers', Administrators', and Professors' Perceptions of the Need for Teacher Inservice Education.
Byrd, David
For the purposes of this study, a research instrument, Teacher Inservice Professional Skills Survey, was developed and used to assess the perceptions of each educational interest group: teachers, administrators, and teacher educators. The survey consisted of topics dealing with teacher skills and knowledge that led to effective instruction. Respondents were asked to react on a Likert-type scale to a number of statements concerning teacher professional skills. Responses were coded as to how great a need there is for inservice education in this skill or knowledge for practicing public school teachers. The areas of need were identified as: planning, diagnosis, instruction, classroom climate, evaluation, and classroom control. All six areas were perceived as needed in teacher inservice education by the three interest groups. A predominant pattern of the survey results was that respondent groups agreed as to which items were of most need but differed as to the magnitude of need for each item. The results point out the need for teacher inservice education based on systematic models of instruction that reflect perceptions of need. Similarities in perception pointed to in this study should aid the collaborative process, enabling constituency groups to work toward common goals. A discussion is given of the crucial factors in programming and governance of inservice programs. Responses of the three groups to the survey are displayed in tabular form. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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