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ERIC Number: ED473247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Professional Development Needs in Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Eastern North Carolina.
Miles, Rhea
This study evaluated the science, mathematics, and technological needs of teachers in eastern North Carolina, establishing how to best serve their professional development needs. A survey instrument was constructed to collect information from North Carolina teachers who served as Professional Development Liaisons (PDLs). The survey consisted of 11 questions pertaining to general information about the teacher, teacher professional development needs, and Eastnet, an educational Web site for eastern North Carolina teachers. Analysis of data from 103 surveys and from follow-up interviews with 14 teachers indicated that the top three professional development items respondents mentioned needing the most were in the areas of educational technology, curriculum development, and inquiry. Most respondents indicated that the topic and location of the professional development workshop were the main factors deciding whether they attended. Over half of the respondents indicated that the best time for them to attend professional development workshops was during professional development days. The themes of educational technology and grant writing emerged during the follow-up interview. (Contains 9 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina