ERIC Number: ED226830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Teacher Change in Role Perception as the Result of Participation in the Elementary School Evaluation by the Assembly of Elementary Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hanselmann, Gudrun R.
A study was conducted to determine whether participation in self-evaluations as part of the accreditation process of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools produced a change in the role perceptions of participant teachers. An experimental group of 30 elementary teachers from Pleasant Valley school and a control group of 30 elementary teachers from Pocono Mountain school (both located in a rural area of northeastern Pennsylvania) participated in the study. Subjects from the experimental group actively participated in self-study during preparation for accreditation by the Assembly of Elementary Schools, while the control group was not involved in any such self-evaluation. Role perceptions were assessed through changes in participants' levels of morale, as indicated on the Purdue Teacher Opinionnaire. In general, results suggested that the role perceptions of teachers who underwent self-evaluations were favorably changed with respect to attitudes about their students, peers, school environments, and the community at large. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, East Stroudsburg State College.