ERIC Number: ED228027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Reflexiones Sobre la Capacitacion de Docentes (Reflections on In-Service Teacher Training).
Valle, Victor M.
Everyone concerned with educational systems performance agrees that the improvement of teaching qualities is a high priority in any educational effort. Teachers are assigned the role of change agents and are presented with new challenges, e.g., to make education global and permanent, flexible enough to serve in any environment (in or out of the classroom) for life, and reflective of the community. Teachers have to learn to adapt creatively to changes in science and technology and to prepare generations who are universal, critical, and creative and who have firm identities with their sociocultural background. However, a realistic approach to inservice teacher training should consider that teachers are ordinary human beings with their virtues, defects, duties, and rights. Providing some reflections on inservice teacher training, this paper discusses the rationale for and gives a definition of inservice teacher training. Some characteristics of managers in charge of teacher training programs, the criteria for evaluating the qualities of a training program, and some considerations on suitable methods for teacher training are also provided. A diagram of a learning model based on experience and a chart of 16 steps for learning to learn are included. (NQA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC. Dept. of Educational Affairs.
Note: For related documents, see ED 219 211-212 and RC 014 012-016.