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ERIC Number: ED243869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies of 14 Staff Inservice Projects in Massachusetts School Districts.
Rappa, Joseph B.; And Others
In the first phase of a study of factors affecting knowledge dissemination and knowledge use in staff development programs, a conceptual model was developed, and from it a 15 page questionnaire was derived to collect data on workshop participants' background and personal characteristics, school characteristics, and workshop characteristics. This follow-up of the first phase focuses on 468 participants in 14 teacher workshops. Each site is described via a seven-part format: (1) the overall setting and the school; (2) the origins of the workshop idea, methods of announcement and recruitment, and incentives for attending; (3) respondents' perceptions of school district and community environments as they appear to affect professional development; (4) characteristics of the workshop, the consultant(s) involved, and instructional methods used; (5) knowledge acquisition and knowledge use as outcomes of the workshop experience; (6) respondents' suggestions about looking for evidence of the use of knowledge gained in workshops; and (7) information obtained on unanticipated topics arising from respondent opinions and reactions. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Commonwealth Inservice Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts