Professional development for part-time community college insurance instructors

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sandra Davis Moulton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Terry Ford

Abstract: In response to new prelicensing education requirements for entry-level insurance agents, the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, and the North Carolina Insurance Education Foundation co-sponsored in-service training for the improvement of teaching skills of prelicensing insurance instructors. A seminar comprised of two insurance content sessions and one pedagogy session was conducted at three locations in 1987; teaching outlines and supplemental materials were adapted to complement participants' teaching responsibilities. The present study was undertaken to determine what relevancy professional development may have for teaching performance. A model for in-service training was developed to offer skills training in adult teaching methodology and insurance theory; training resources provided by instructional materials and expert instructors; and attendance incentives in the forms of convenience, financial assistance, and multi-organizational support. Outcomes were expressed as trainee perceptions indicated by survey responses and as student pass rate performance on state licensing examinations. A survey questionnaire was administered to elicit attendance motives, achievement of attendance motives, and evaluation of content and instruction. State licensing examination reports for participating and non-participating institutions prior and subsequent to training were compared for changes in pass rates.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Community college teachers $z North Carolina
Professional education $z North Carolina
Insurance $x Study and teaching (Higher)

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