ERIC Number: ED169050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Using a Network of Experienced Teachers' Centers to Assist Beginners.
This paper reports on an effort to assist persons interested in establishing teachers' centers. This endeavor took the form of a three-day experience in which novices were able to visit several teachers' centers and to interact with experienced teachers' center staff. This workshop was coordinated by the Teachers' Centers Exchange. The relationship between contacts with other teachers' center personnel and the success these beginners have had in establishing their own teachers' center is explored. While follow-up data on this project was limited, some tentative conclusions were drawn. Contacts with persons already involved in successful teacher center practices were seen as useful for persons attempting to establish a teachers' center. Persons having some success in establishing a center appeared more likely to interact with other beginners. It is suggested that innovating teams need support on their home ground--from administrators, from a cohesive group of teachers, or from the community. If this support is forthcoming for beginning teacher centers, interaction with the teacher center network can facilitate implementation. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.