ERIC Number: ED293817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Using Survey Research To Guide Staff Development Policy and Programs. Occasional Paper No. 4.
McNergney, Robert; And Others
This study used a questionnaire designed to assess teachers' and administrators' perceptions of teaching performance and their perceptions of the importance of various teaching knowledges and skills. The purpose of the study was to suggest how survey research can be used to examine teachers' perceptions of their performance in context and in comparison to their own values and to the values of administrators, as well as in comparison to administrators' assessments of teacher performance. Making such comparisons is seen as one way to identify what needs exist for instructional support in a particular district or school. Comparing teaching performance and values makes it possible to identify areas of agreement and discrepancy on what teaching performance is and what is valued by the school administration. Findings of the survey revealed that in some cases, things that teachers felt they did well were in skill areas that were not highly valued by administrators. A discussion is presented on how such areas of discrepancy can serve as focal points for the formulation of staff development policies and programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Staff Development Council, Oxford, OH.