Thesis Title

The Effects of Staff Development Programs on Teachers' Perceived Responsibility For Student Outcomes

Date of Graduation

Spring 1988

Degree

Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education

Department

Childhood Education and Family Studies

Committee Chair

Darrell Roubinek

Subject Categories

Elementary Education and Teaching

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess differences in teachers' perceived responsibility for students' academic success and failure following teachers' participation in the "Effective Use of Time" staff development program. The subjects were 30 volunteer teacher-participants and 24 non-participating teachers (control) from the Branson, Missouri, school district. All subjects were pre-tested and post-tested using the Responsibility for Student Achievement questionnaire (Guskey, 1981). The data were analyzed using analysis of covariance. There was a significant difference in assumed responsibility for student success after program participation. There was a difference in assumed responsibility for student failure that approached significance. There was no significant difference in assumed responsibility for student sucess between elementary and secondary teacher-participants. There was a difference in assumed responsibility for student failure between elementary and secondary teacher-participants that approached significance.

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© Barbara A Crossland

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