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ERIC Number: ED427576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 28
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Outcomes of Teaching Improvement Programs for Faculty. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Ramirez, Jose-Luis
This study explored the impact of teaching improvement programs on university faculty participants in Mexico, as well as the factors that have affected the success of these programs. A total of 80 professors from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico, completed a questionnaire on current teaching practices. The group included 40 former participants in four selected teaching improvement programs and 40 nonparticipants. The former program participants also completed a questionnaire on their past teaching practices. Eight program participants and eight nonparticipants also completed in-depth interviews and were observed in classroom situations. It was found that the teaching improvement programs had a moderate positive impact on former participants in four areas: conceptualization and self-awareness about teaching and teaching roles; motivations to become better professors; perceptions of the importance of pedagogical faculty development; and course design abilities. The impact was found to be hindered by the context as to where the programs and teaching took place, by limitations within the teaching improvement programs, and by the working conditions and motivations of participants. (Contains 26 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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