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ERIC Number: ED288822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Relationships between Staff Development Needs and Selected Parameters of Teaching and the School District.
McCarty, John W.; And Others
The relationship of staff development needs of teachers with the type of school district, levels of assignment, school district size, and teaching experience was examined. Three hundred and twenty-two teachers responded to the "Staff Development Needs Assessment for Effective Schools" instrument which measured perceived staff development needs according to each of the 15 competencies as stated by the State Department of Education of the southern state where the study was carried out. There was a significant composite relationship between each of the 15 criterion variables of teacher perceived staff development needs and the combined set of predictor variables. There were significant differences among the types of school districts (municipal, county, and consolidated) in the areas of techniques, classroom organization, enthusiasm for subject taught, and helping pupils gain a positive self-concept. There was also a significant difference among the levels of assignment in the areas of reinforcing and encouraging pupil performance. There was a significant independent relationship between each of the criterion variables of teacher perceived staff development needs and teaching experience. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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