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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Four reasons for attending in-service training courses were identified: the need for advancement, the need for acquiring occupational skills, cultural factors, and economic reasons and then the opinions of 135 teachers (85 males and 77 females) were surveyed regarding their ranked importance. The sample was randomly selected from among all teachers attending the in-service training centers in Tehran. Results show that teachers attending these centers consider the fulfillment of their need for advancement as the most pressing reason for doing so, while the need for acquiring occupational skills ranked second and cultural factors as third. Obviously the economic reasons were ranked the lowest.