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Surveying Teachers' Centers [microform] : from Grassroots Beginnings to Federal Support / Kathleen Devaney
Bib ID 5347132
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Devaney, Kathleen
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
17 p. 
Summary

This essay captures elements of the accumulated experiences of different teachers' centers and presents possible alternatives for efforts to establish new centers. Characteristics of a "typical" teachers' center are presented, according to origin, setting, facilities, program, governance, participation, and staff. Common differences between teachers' center programs and conventional school district/university inservice programs are noted, as well as the differences between teachers' centers and curriculum resource/media centers. The value of centers to teachers are expressed in terms of warmth, concreteness, and connection, opportunity for time and thought, and ingredients for successful innovation. The implied challenge contained in the Teacher Center Law for collaboration between centers and local school administration is examined. Bureaucratic concerns (governance, incentives, needs assessment, scale, pace) and nonbureaucratic concerns (leadership, teacher contributions, equality of participant status, informal assessment) are discussed. (MJB)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.

Contract Number: 400-76-0015.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Comparative Analysis.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Governance.  |  Inservice Education.  |  Learning Resources Centers.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Organizational Development.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Resource Centers.  |  Success.  |  Teacher Centers.  |  Teacher Motivation.  |  Public Law 94482
Form/genre Books.
Other authors/contributors Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA
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