ERIC Number: ED221430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Report of Teacher Utilization of Ideas and Materials Related to the Global Education Workshops Conducted during September, 1980. Phase II.
DuVall, Charles R.
Analyzed are the results of individual interviews with participants in the Indiana Global Education Program, which developed teacher in-service training sessions, dissemination networks, materials, and resource centers to strengthen global education in Indiana schools. This is the second phase of the evaluation study. In phase 1 questionnaires were used to determine how elementary and secondary Indiana teachers used the ideas and materials which they learned about in workshops sponsored by the programs. In phase two, interviews were conducted with 27 teachers, 15 principals, and 13 student groups ranging in size from 1 to 6 in 24 schools. Interviewees were asked what elements of the social studies program they considered most important, about their feelings and opinions toward the global education workshop which they attended, how they learned about the availability of the workshops, and how they used and disseminated the ideas and materials obtained at the workshop. The chief limitation of the study was that it is a biased sample--the interviews were conducted with volunteers. It was not possible to interview individuals who might choose not to be interviewed. Findings include the following: the workshops were well-received; teachers used and modified many of the instructional ideas and materials; the means of communicating workshop availability were many and varied; and ideas and materials obtained at the workshops were disseminated to colleagues on an almost informal, one-to-one basis or only through departmental channels. Because of the favorable response pattern, the evaluators recommended that this type of in-service workshop be continued. The appendices, which comprise the bulk of the publication, contain the interview schedule and complete summary transcripts of all interviews conducted. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.; Indiana Univ., South Bend. Div. of Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 213 622.