ERIC Number: ED197478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teacher In-Service Training: A Luxury or a Tool for Survival? The Problem of Continuing Teacher Education as It Appears in the Briefs Submitted to the Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, 1978.
Declining enrollment in Ontario, a mild issue in the early 1970s, became a crisis by 1976, and was spelled out as such in 1978. Teacher surplus, not shortage, became a new reality. Inservice training thus acquired new importance in overall teacher development since it stands as one of the few options left to teachers trying to save their jobs. This report presents the theme of inservice training as it appears in 267 briefs. Most of the briefs submitted touch on the question of continuing teacher education and explore possible changes and refinements that would raise the quality of teaching and at the same time reduce teacher redundancy. Far from being viewed as a luxury, inservice training is defined as a long-term need of teachers seeking personal and professional development and building greater employment options. Recommendations representative of most of the briefs are aimed at the school boards, the Ministry of Education, and the teacher education institutions. The appendices identify the briefs, contain related tables and charts, and list the recommendations submitted by the Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Continuing Education, Seniority, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Supply and Demand, Tenure
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01488/CODE00336; $1.00 microfiche).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Note: Chart 1 may be marginally legible. For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.