ERIC Number: ED222679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Resource Center. Final Report.
Portage Township Schools, IN.
The Portage (Indiana) Adult Education Resource Center was created to serve the needs of adult education staff in the northern third of Indiana. Four assumptions underlie the creation of the center and its expansion of services in fiscal year 1982. These assumptions were: (1) learning activities for staff members should be of sufficient duration to provide real learning experiences; (2) training activities should be designed within the organizational and philosophical realities of adult education programs; (3) activities should encourage person-to-person contact across geographic lines; and (4) a regional basis is the most effective means of providing staff development activities to the largest population of adult education personnel. The Resource Center met these goals by disseminating information on special projects and other reports and techniques, offered workshops and other training sessions, served a networking purpose, encouraged programming relevant to teacher concerns, developed publications such as newsletters, and established a teacher committee to ensure relevance of the center's activities. Evaluation of the center showed positive impact of the center on its target population. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Curriculum Study Centers, Education Service Centers, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Networks, Postsecondary Education, Regional Programs, Resource Centers, Shared Services, Staff Development, Teacher Centers, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Adult and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Portage Township Schools, IN.
Identifiers: Indiana (Portage); 310 Project