ERIC Number: ED215987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of the Teacher Corps Network System in Creating Better Linkages Between Schools, Federally Funded Projects, and Colleges of Education: Perceptions from Participants.
Wyatt, Carolyn; And Others
This paper reports on a study of the evaluative perceptions of people who had worked with Teacher Corps in 12 regional networks. Respondents to the study questionnaire included 155 project directors, 11 executive secretaries, 120 deans of colleges of education, three national program officers, and 38 individuals who had been involved with Teacher Corps in other capacities. The 86-item questionnaire addressed: (1) information dissemination; (2) communication and collaborative decision making; (3) time- and cost-efficient program management; (4) provision of technical assistance for individual projects; (5) enhancement of professional development; (6) effectiveness of role functions within the network; and (7) global perceptions of Teacher Corps networks and desirability of network reinstatement. Results in each category are discussed, and comparisons between respondent groups are analyzed. A positive conclusion is reached on the effectiveness of networking for information dissemination among geographically disparate groups that share a common goal. Tables appended to the report show the responses of project directors, deans, and others to each question, as well as the percent of responses to each question for the total group of respondents. (FG)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Networks, Organizational Effectiveness, Participant Satisfaction, Program Attitudes, Self Evaluation (Groups), Summative Evaluation, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Corps
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Houston, TX, February 17-20, 1982) and at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (New Orleans, LA, November 1981).