ERIC Number: ED250104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
An Inservice Training Program to Increase Skills of Teachers in Prekindergarten Interest Centers.
A practicum was conducted primarily to increase prekindergarten teachers' skills as well as their personal feelings of competence and confidence as they worked in interest centers set up and planned by other teachers. A secondary goal was to decrease the number of interruptions during the school day due to questions and problems resulting from the use of another teacher's plans. Need for the practicum was evidenced by parents' complaints regarding teachers' skill levels and was substantiated by data from teacher self-evaluation questionnaires. To address practicum goals, each prekindergarten teacher prepared and presented a workshop relative to her area of specialization. Workshops focused on the teachers' philosophies, goals, and objectives; scope and sequence; and activities and uses of materials. In addition, they showed how these factors translated into daily lesson plans. Analysis of data revealed positive outcomes of the intervention. Participating teachers indicated on an evaluation form that the information conveyed in each of the four sessions was valuable. A post-questionnaire revealed measurable growth in specific skill areas, and parental complaints ceased. (Related materials are appended.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.