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ERIC Number: ED231802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-19
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Inservice for Diverse Educators.
Sharpe, Joseph D.; Talbert, Gene
The rural, sparsely populated nature of the service area for Tennessee Technological University (TTU) poses special problems for providing state-mandated inservice teacher education activities. Highly specific inservice at the district level is often impractical and prohibitively expensive. TTU hosts an annual two-day conference for regional school districts at which specific and general needs are assessed, and faculty members at TTU assist extensively in subsequent inservice activities. One program provided by TTU's Division of Extended Services was designed to meet needs of teachers in a rural school district with 10 schools--elementary, secondary, and vocational. Two short workshops, appropriate for a diverse group of educators and designed to meet their expressed needs, were developed. These workshops were oriented toward practical applications in schools and were applicable toward inservice, recertification, or elective credits towards a graduate degree. Two broad areas of interest were addressed: educational change in curriculum and methodology, and interpersonal needs. Each workshop included six days of class instruction, two additional field trips, and one special assignment. Teachers' ratings of the workshops indicated that they were effective and well-planned. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Tennessee Technological University