ERIC Number: ED319636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Teacher Needs Assessment Using Transactional Evaluation.
Inservice education in many schools has shifted from the use of outside experts to the education of master teachers who serve as inside educators. The effectiveness of the use of master teachers has been demonstrated. To make this process more effective, there is a need to understand the dynamics that the master teachers confront when they take their university-based education and implement it with their peer teachers. Part of these dynamics are based on a perceived need for change in the existing program. This raises the question of whether the perceptions of need for change of master teachers and peer teachers match. This study used the Transactional Evaluation Technique to evaluate this match in one situation. Findings indicated that two areas need to be addressed: (1) lead teachers need to recognize that their peers are not as critical of their program as they are themselves and therefore peer teachers may be more satisfied with the status quo; and (2) lead teachers must recognize that the other teachers are more apt to request easily used materials, e.g., audiovisuals, such as videotape. The latter point may be seen as an opportunity to encourage more creative approaches that use audiovisuals as springboards for further activity. A copy of the survey instrument is included. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (Atlanta, GA, April, 1990).