ERIC Number: ED404437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May-31
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Professional Development of Adult Education Professors: A Study of the Kellogg Faculty Seminar Participants. Final Report.
Hwang, Li-Shyung; And Others
A follow-up study was conducted in 1994-96 of the professional development of adult education professors who participated in the Kellogg Faculty Seminar on Adult and Continuing Education in 1987 and 1988. From a sample of 33 professors, 21 completed questionnaires and in-depth interviews designed to determine the professors' participation in professional development activities and the broad impacts of the Kellogg Faculty Seminar on their professional development, as well as the significance of specific professional development experiences. Analysis of the data, using the constant comparative method, resulted in several major conclusions: (1) the course of professional development for individual participants was personal and unique; (2) general participation in professional development was organized in terms of four aspects: reasons, deterrents, formats, and topics; (3) the significant professional development experiences of the participants were diverse and varied in format, content area, and provider; (4) the professional development experiences were significant in individual ways to each participant, yet there were common themes, including a time factor, professional relationships, new or transformed perspectives, collaboration, self-affirmation, defining focuses, career relevancy, relation to the field, visibility and recognition, and sense of contribution; and (5) participants generally viewed the Kellogg Faculty Seminar as a significant professional development experience. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
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