ERIC Number: ED053101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A New Model for Inservice Training: A Report of a Survey of Thirteen Counties in Northern California.
Filep, Robert T.; And Others
This study was to evolve a new model for inservice training of teachers and administrators in rural and urban areas of California. Initially, 1,600 individuals were surveyed regarding their inservice activities. The data were then evaluated using "Filep's intersect theory of assessment" which employs an analysis of consensus as well as disagreement overlap. The model that emerged was constructed utilizing both the survey data and the assistance of a task force representing the 13 participating counties. The model involves establishing 1) a "people network" of individuals responsible for inservice programs at all levels; 2) a communication and utilization system to unite these individuals and a means for developing, conducting, and evaluating inservice programs; and 3) a basic plan or schedule that provides for inservice activities and their sequencing. Two versions of the model have been developed, the first including a school year plus a summer program and the second directed solely to the academic year. The report suggests methods by which local school districts can finance initial phases of the model, but shared resources at local, county, and state levels would be required for wide-scale, effective implementation. The model could enable research, development, application, and evaluation of new state curricula frameworks in any subject area to be undertaken rapidly. (Author/MBM)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Development, El Segundo, CA.