ERIC Number: ED228188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research on Teachers' Centers: A Summary of Fourteen Research Efforts.
Hering, William M.; And Others
Fourteen research studies were conducted on exemplary practices in experienced teachers' centers, focusing upon specific interests or concerns of those operating or otherwise supporting the centers. Research was funded through small awards which would allow teacher center practitioners to collaborate with researchers to develop knowledge about practice in teachers' centers. The 14 projects selected for study were in 4 topic areas: (1) effects of participation in the teachers' center programs; (2) teachers' center program activities and emphasis; (3) decision making processes in teachers' centers; and (4) relationship of the centers with other staff development programs, school district activities, or the community. An analysis and summary of the research in these areas is discussed in terms of: (1) characteristics of participants (and non-participants); (2) responses to individual teacher requests for help outside the center; (3) interacting with teachers in the center; (4) assessing teachers' concerns and needs; (5) teachers' center relations with other key persons; and (6) teachers' centers governance. Implications emerging from the reports that speak to practices and principles common to many teachers' centers are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April, 1983).