A model for the formative evaluation of teacher in-service education programs

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dc.contributor.advisor Strom, Merle T. (Merle Thomas), 1916- en_US
dc.contributor.author Light, John D. (John Douglas), 1937- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:11Z
dc.date.created 1975 en_US
dc.date.issued 1975
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1975 .L53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177719
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to develop a formative model for the evaluation of teacher in-service programs relative to instructional behavior of teachers in the classroom. A second purpose of the study was to test the proposed model in an in-service program established to treat in-classroom instructional behavior.The operational elements of the developed model were tested by utilizing the model in an evaluation study of a specific teacher in-service education program. Participants of the in-service program included sixty-eight classroom teachers serving in kindergarten through grade five from ten elementary schools of a single suburban public school district located in the State of Indiana.The component aspects of the proposed model are:Objective: To describe and evaluate the effects of a teacher in-service education program relative to the instructional behavior of teachers revealed by the perceptions and judgements of the individuals involved in the program.Method: By defining the objectives for the in-service training program in terms of behavior that characterize the objective and measuring as criteria, the behavior associated with the objectives and processing the information in the forms of descriptions, implications, and recommendations.Relation The analysis of results based on actual to behavior provide feedback to the stated to Decision- objectives to determine the value of the in-service program for purposes of Making: modification or revision of the program objectives.Collection To obtain the information, multiple data gathering devices should be used withof data: teacher participants of the in-service program. Interviews, questionnaires, and classroom observations as a system of data gathering is recommended.Reporting Reporting statements should be of three types: descriptive, implications, and the data: recommendations for decision-making. Descriptive data would include summaries of the information collected and state implications which grow from the information. The summaries would be limited to the collected information and should be free of any conclusions.The recommendations would be made in view of the stated desired objectives. Judgements made in the recommendations should be cycled back to modify or revise the objectives identified for the in-service program.The findings from the testing of the proposed model are:1. Objectives for teacher in-service education programs relative to in-classroom instruction, can be developed to define behaviors as outcomes.2. Behaviors which characterize objectives can be identified for measuring.3. Identified measurable behaviors can serve as criteria for determining the success or failure of specific objectives of teacher in-service programs.4. Data collection instruments can be developed to measure behaviors which characterize objectives of teacher in-service education programs.5. The use of multiple data collection instruments, i.e., questionnaires, interviews, and classroom observations, contribute information in breadth, depth, and applied behaviors respectively.6. Information obtained from data collection instruments can be processed into statements of descriptions, implications, and recommendations.7. Statements of recommendation can be developed to provide evaluative data which teacher in-service program officials may use in making judgements relative to achievement of objectives of teacher in-service education programs. Conclusions of the study include the following:1. A model for the evaluation of teacher in-service education programs relative to the instructional behavior of teachers has been needed to provide a bases for intermediate evaluation and improvement of teacher in-service programming.2. A model for evaluation of teacher in-service programs utilizing a systematic procedure for securing information which incorporates reported and observed behavior can provide direct implications for planning and conducting phases of the teacher in-service program during the intermediate stages of implementation.3. A formative model for evaluation of teacher in-service education programs relative to the instructional behavior of teachers can be utilized to advance improved teacher in-service programming by collecting and treating data reported and observed from teacher participants of a teacher in-service program.4. A formative model for the evaluation of teacher in-service education programs can be utilized to collect and report data relative to the objectives of teacher in-service education programs for purposes of revising or modifying objectives of planned teacher in-service programs. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 190 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- In-service training. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational accountability. en_US
dc.title A model for the formative evaluation of teacher in-service education programs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/413939 en_US


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