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ERIC Number: ED260901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Secondary Science Instruction through Inservice Training and an Electronic Information Exchange System (EIES).
Bloom, Joel; Rabinowitz, Stanley
A three-phase inservice program was developed for New Jersey high school science teachers. During the first phase, teachers received pre-inservice training (obtaining computer hardware and software, becoming familiar with their use, beginning to use an electronic information exchange system-EIES and giving information to college facilitators as the desired content for summer training). Summer inservice training took place during the second phase. The third phase examined the teachers' continued inservice and usage of electronic communication, and their ability to apply material to classroom situations. Data were collected by means of evaluation forms, follow-up questionnaires, and on-line monitoring of participant time on the EIES, number of messages, and content of the conferencing to answer four questions. These questions focused on the role the EIES played in the effectiveness of the project, effect of inservice sessions and the EIES on classroom practices, effect of project activities on participants (other than classroom applications), and on whether teachers would use the EIES to follow-up on the inservicing and to discuss curricular and instructional issues on support of the training. Preliminary findings (which indicate the project's effectiveness) and three observations regarding the implementation process are presented. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey