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Individualized In-Service Teacher Education. (Project IN-STEP). Evaluation Report. Phase I [microform]
Bib ID 5204361
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, Boynton Beach, FL
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1968 
44 p. 
Summary

This phase 1 of the project was conducted to develop and evaluate a new inservice education model. An elementary science curriculum, "Science--A Process Approach" (AAAS Science), provided content for the training program which makes use of video tapes, self-study programed text materials, and classes in which teachers use the AAAS classroom materials. In the fall 1968, teachers were placed in four instructional groups on the basis of pretest assessments, with those in one group serving as a control group. At the end of the academic year 1968-69, attitude and achievement tests were administered to the approximately 300 elementary teachers and a random selection of their students along with a random selection of matched students of teachers from outside the program. Analysis of the posttest data permits acceptance of the hypothesis that the IN-STEP approach is an effective and efficient method of conducting inservice training (at least in AAAS Science). Conclusions were based on gain in group mean scores due to the instructional program; generally favorable teacher attitudes; cost effectiveness comparison between IN-STEP approach and a traditional approach; indirect measure of proficiency of IN-STEP students; and moderately favorable indications of a difference in the attitudes toward science of IN-STEP and non-IN-STEP children. (JS)

Notes

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary School Science.  |  Elementary School Teachers.  |  Individualized Programs.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III Individualized Inservice Teacher Education Project  |  Project INSTEP
Other authors/contributors Palm Beach County Board of Public Instruction, Boynton Beach, FL
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