TITLE

The Impact of Principals on Teachers During In-Service Education: A Qualitative Analysis

AUTHOR(S)
Faucette, Nell; Graham, George
PUB. DATE
January 1986
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jan1986, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses some of the results described in a recent observational case study that examined the impact of an in-service program on the curricula and teaching behaviors of two elementary physical education teachers. In the study, numerous factors were identified as enhancers and inhibitors to the implementation process, including the relationships between participating principals and the two teachers. This article describes these relationships and the perceptions of the two teachers as they progressed through the in-service program. It also discusses the teachers' levels of use of the innovations. The results of the study revealed that both teachers were dramatically influenced by their perceptions of principals' actions and attitudes but only one of them successfully adopted the innovations. Data for the study were obtained from four sources: observations, interviews, documents, and questionnaires. These data were collected during a 7-month period that included all preliminary and in-service planning sessions as well as five in-service sessions, and during 140 hours of observations at two school sites.
ACCESSION #
20725291

 

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