ERIC Number: ED204271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
In-Service: A Means of Progress in Tough Times. Proceedings of a Conference Co-Sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Continuing Studies, Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, May, 1979).
Wideen, Marvin, Ed.; And Others
This book brings together seven presentations from a conference on inservice teacher education and the results of the deliberations of five task forces on aspects of inservice in British Columbia. The first speaker noted the ironic fact that staff development programs for teachers often violate the best known theories about training by not using a progression of theory, demonstration, practice, feedback, and co-teaching. In the second paper, inservice programs in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries are examined, and, in particular, the use of professional tutors in England is studied. Creative methods of developing and nurturing a natural style of teaching to counteract teacher burnout were presented in the third paper. A panel discussion on local and regional inservice programs dealt with the implementation of inservice in the United States and from the viewpoint of the universities. The final paper focused on creating a hospitable environment for inservice at the school level. The task force reports covered the following topics, each with recommendations for future inservice practices: (1) purposes and functions; (2) large scale systems and responsibilities for inservice education in British Columbia; (3) research and evaluation; (4) the teacher and the school; and (5) delivery systems. (FG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby (British Columbia).