ERIC Number: ED213674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
In-Service: The Teacher and The School.
Donoughue, Carol, Ed.; And Others
This book examines the achievements of teachers from all over Great Britain in furthering their professional development. Part 1 presents four case studies of school-based inservice activities. The first is a teacher-initiated inservice activity in a middle school in West Sussex. The second is an Open University student-initiated inservice activity on reading instruction in a primary school in Lewisham, London. A department head-initiated inservice activity in a community school in Cambridgeshire is the third case study. The fourth study is of a principal-initiated activity in a primary school in Cumbria. In Parts 2 and 3, case studies illustrate school-focused activities initiated by local authorities, such as regional collaborative groups involving colleges and universities, and by national bodies. Part 4 is devoted to inservice activities in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. In each of these countries, differing demands on teachers and the consequent pattern of inservice provision lead to significant variations from the British pattern. Part 5 discusses the evaluation of school-based inservice activities. One of the issues consistently raised by the case studies is that a teacher can no longer regard the teaching of a particular aspect of the curriculum to a particular group of children as a purely personal responsibility. A conclusion is that the most fundamental need in school-based inservice education is for the organization of effective communication among teachers to find ways of ensuring that each child's educational career develops in the most coherent way possible. (JD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, College School Cooperation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, School Districts
Nichols Publishing Co., P. O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024 ($23.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Centre for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: United Kingdom