ERIC Number: ED032275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-26
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Program in Educational Personnel Reorganization, Utilization and Continuing Education. A Prospectus.
Niskayuna Public Schools, NY. Office of Research and Development.; Niskayuna Teachers Association, NY.
As a result of experience with teacher aides, curriculum change, and a student independent study project based on student use of self-operated technological devices, a 4-year project in the Niskayuna, New York, schools has been planned which combines the training and continuing education of teachers (within the normal working day) and more effective use of educational personnel to produce within the school system a flexible capacity for effecting planned change. Objectives for the first year include (1) pilot programs involving differentiated staff teams; (2) a complete analysis, in cooperation with System Development Corporation, of the tasks of educational personnel (based on tasks implied within a description of the learning environment and on those identified from pilot project data); (3) definition of a series of differentiated roles (with job descriptions) from administrative to clerical levels; (4) development of a training program (primarily self-instructional materials) for each differentiated role; (5) development of a plan for initiating six to eight operational teams to test the new roles in realistic school settings; (6) specification of behavioral and attitudinal changes expected from students and staff; and (7) establishment of a continuing evaluation program. (Included are a list of needs for the program; descriptions of the project design and organizational structure; lists of activities for the second, third, and fourth years; and an estimated budget.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Niskayuna Public Schools, NY. Office of Research and Development.; Niskayuna Teachers Association, NY.