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ERIC Number: ED165283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-28
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development--New Priorities for a New Era.
Butler, Loretta
Staff development programs can help Catholic educators deal with critical problems now facing them. Parochial school teachers must become better able to prepare students to address difficult issues like dwindling resources or eroding morals. They must be given a knowledge of current theories of teaching and learning such as those of Piaget or Erickson. They need to learn about research findings concerning classroom management, reward systems, and conflict resolution. Training programs are needed on reading instruction and special education. Staff development programs addressing these and other contemporary issues must be regarded as an integral part of the educational process. The provisions concerning teacher centers in Title IV-B of the Higher Education Act may make it easier for parochial school teachers to have access to inservice education. The teacher centers provided by these acts must meet the needs of both public and nonpublic school teachers, and representatives of nonpublic schools must be included on their advisory boards. Inservice education centers must be in a place accessible to teachers. An area specialist responsible to the central school office might design programs for a given area. Finally, salary incentives for participating in inservice programs must be provided to teachers. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education For All Handicapped Children; Higher Education Act Title IV B; Teacher Center Legislation
Note: Paper presented at the National Catholic Education Association's Annual Convention and Religious Education Conference (75th, St. Louis, Missouri, March 1978)