ERIC Number: ED063253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-7
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Evaluation of a Series of Five 1971 Teacher Education Workshops Sponsored by the New England Program in Teacher Education.
New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Div. of Continuing Education.
The New England Program in Teacher Education (NEPTE) sponsored and evaluated five teacher education workshops in 1971. Conferences were held in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. In each conference a team of participants was assembled and instructed to observe all activities. The participant team talked informally with other participants and recorded the most prominent concerns and interests expressed. At the conclusion of all sessions, participants were interviewed on a random basis, and the interviews were tape recorded. The evaluator attended conference activities as any other participant and informally interviewed participants. Results of analysis of collected data included the areas of a) freedom as educators and students, b) educational change, c) new roles for teachers and administrators, and d) consciousness of the community. Implications for NEPTE were indicated and six recommendations were offered suggesting a) continuance of conferences of a longer duration, b) student participation in conferences, c) increased representation from school committees, d) further emphasis on issues of planning for and implementing educational change, e) creation of a mechanism for followup of conferences, and f) wider dissemination of information about innovative strategies, policies and methods. The report includes summaries of each state's workshop reports. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Div. of Continuing Education.