ERIC Number: ED040164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Developing Exportable Teacher Training for Criterion-Referenced Instructional Programs.
Niedermeyer, Fred C.
Systematically developed, objective-based, teacher-administered instructional programs are becoming increasingly available, but teachers need to be trained in their proper use. This report describes the development of a 4-hour teacher training session for SWRL's First-Year Communication Skills Program, intended to remedy the 1968-69 situation, when it was found that teacher-training via the district supervisor and a teacher's manual was inadequate for many teachers. The general areas leading to better teacher orientation were determined and then broken down into specific training objectives, based on what teachers should be able to do to promote pupil performance. A trial-revision sequence was employed, with changes made in accordance with developmental test data, and a teach-test-remediate-retest model of instruction, called the unit instructional sequence, was specified as the key to the training objectives. Each unit had an activities and materials guide to determine daily objectives and locate materials. A daily assessment sheet enabled the teacher to test individually a random sample of her class each day and thus evaluate the performance of the whole class. The training package was used by five district supervisors with about 50 teachers. It was found that district personnel could implement the training satisfactorily with a minimum of time and supervisory responsibility. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Educational Lab., Inglewood, CA.