ERIC Number: ED197329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Effective Inservice Program.
The best way to help improve reading teacher instruction during the 1980s is through inservice emphasis upon efficient instructional practices and management techniques. However, many inservice programs are ineffective due to lack of coordination. An effective inservice program can be organized by using the following sequence: (1) a steering committee composed of both faculty and administrators is formed; (2) this committee identifies areas of the curriculum in greatest need of inservice development; (3) these areas are ranked in order of priority; (4) a specialist in the chosen inservice curricular area is enlisted; (5) specific needs of the curricular area are pinpointed through surveys and observation of instruction; (6) inservice objectives are developed based on these areas of need; (7) the committee determines the inservice format with considerations for target group, presentation method, and time scheduling; (8) the inservice presentation is given, and should be specific to the needs of the teachers and maximize teacher involvement as a result of the previous organization; and (9) follow-up procedures, including surveys, in-class observations, and newsletters will determine the effectiveness of the inservice presentation, and reveal further teacher needs. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Plains Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (8th, Bismarck, ND, September 25-27, 1980).