ERIC Number: ED228227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Cooperative Development of Inservice Programs by University, Public School and Intermediate State Agency Representatives.
Jones, Dan R.; And Others
The Saint Clair County Teachers' Institute (Evanston, Illinois) plans and implements a 1-day inservice for 3,000 teachers (grades K-12) each year. The committee in charge of planning and implementing the inservice is composed of two co-chairpersons (each an administrator from a local school district), representatives from the regional superintendent's office, and representatives from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Functions of the committee include: (1) making an analysis of objective evaluation data collected from the previous year's institute; (2) deciding on speakers and booking them; (3) holding group meetings with district representatives to solicit advice; (4) seeking proposals from teachers who have an instructional technique or specific program they feel would be worthwhile; (5) making final selections about the format for the institute; and (6) printing the final program. The functional cycle of the model is an on-going process which varies yearly in composition and program focus, while returning to the cooperative development theme from year to year. A unique element of the model is the cooperative element between the university, the public schools, and the intermediate state agency, which ensures that no one group controls the committee. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Clair County Teachers Institute IL
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (63rd, Orlando, FL, February 1, 1983).