ERIC Number: ED313326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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An Analytical Study of Teacher Perceptions Regarding Staff Development Practices.
Ellis, John A.; And Others
This study was conducted to assess secondary teacher perceptions of staff development. Participants were 250 teachers selected randomly from secondary schools in Indiana. Survey questions pertained to six basic areas in staff development: (1) program intent; (2) planning; (3) organization; (4) finance; (5) evaluation; and (6) follow-up and support. Teachers tended to agree on the following: (1) staff development should develop competencies ultimately intended to improve student achievement; (2) teachers should be involved in the planning of staff development; (3) meetings should involve hands-on experiences and/or workshops with activity oriented sessions; (5) financial compensation should be used as an incentive for participation; (6) follow-up and support are important; and (7) staff development activities should be evaluated. Some questions on negative teacher attitudes toward staff development were raised by the study. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (New Orleans, LA, November 18-22, 1988).