This project is longitudinal and is designed to generate evidence that is descriptive [observational] and associative/correlational [interpretive commentary]. Original data are collected through self-completion questionnaires. A survey instrument has been constructed. Teachers will complete the survey in summer and fall of 2010 and in spring of 2011.
Comparison of results from the pre-conference questionnaire, the post-conference questionnaire, and the surveys from the year will be analyzed for change on various factors. Both individual and group scores on different variables will be analyzed.