ERIC Number: ED410205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Teachers' Participation in Professional Development. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This indicator of the month summarizes data from the National Center for Education Statistics School and Staffing Survey, 1993-94 (Teacher Questionnaire) regarding teacher participation in professional development (including seminars offered by schools or school districts and courses affiliated with institutions of higher education). Some findings are: (1) over 50 percent of public school teachers participated in professional development; (2) full-time public school teachers were more likely to participate in activities of all types of professional development topics than were full-time private school teachers, and elementary school teachers more than secondary teachers; (3) 48 percent of public school teachers received released time from teaching, and 41 percent received scheduled time for professional development; (4) public school teachers were more likely to receive professional growth credits and released or scheduled time from teaching than were their private school counterparts; however, private school teachers were more likely to receive tuition and/or fees; and (5) public elementary and secondary school teachers in their first three years of teaching were more likely to have participated in a formal teacher induction program than were teachers with four or more years of experience. A table and two figures are included. (ND)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1996"; see ED 394 217.