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ERIC Number: ED020162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 9
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THE CARNEGIE PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PROGRAM, AN EXPERIMENT IN THE IN-SERVICE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS.
DOHERTY, VICTOR W.
IN COOPERATION WITH THE CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, THE PORTLAND OREGON PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEVELOPED A PROGRAM FOR IN-SERVICE EDUCATION. OBJECTIVES WERE TO WORK WITH UNIVERSITIES IN PREPARING IN-SERVICE COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ALL SUBJECTS AND GRADE LEVELS, TO TRAIN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AS IN-SERVICE EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS, AND TO FIND METHODS OF EVALUATING THE COURSES. TEACHERS IN ADJACENT SCHOOL SYSTEMS WERE INVITED TO ATTEND THE COURSES, AND, LATER, THE PORTLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT ORGANIZATION WAS DECENTRALIZED, IMPROVING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND DIRECTORS AND THUS INCREASING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION. UNCOVERED IN PLANNING THE COURSES WAS THE DIFFICULTY THAT TEACHERS EXHIBITED IN DEFINING COURSE OBJECTIVES. TO HELP ELIMINATE THIS PROBLEM, A FORM WAS DESIGNED FOR RECORDING OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES. EVALUATION OF THE COURSES WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE TESTING AND WRITTEN COMMENTS OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. IN ADDITION TO IMPROVED IN-SERVICE EDUCATION, THE PROJECT RESULTED IN PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF TALENTED TEACHERS. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION," VOL. 18 (FALL 1967), 261-268.) (JS)
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Identifiers: OREGON; Portland School District OR