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ERIC Number: ED243831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of Teacher Education and Computer Centers in California: Results of a First Year Descriptive Study.
This paper summarizes a 1982-83 descriptive evaluation of first year implementation of 15 regional teacher service agencies in California, referred to as Teacher Education and Computer Centers (TECCs). Self-report data and case studies from three regions were used to describe the configuration of the centers, their service delivery, and perceived success and problems. Implementation was powerfully affected by the environment of each agency. On the whole, service delivery was dominated by computer training, with an apparent reduced level of training in curriculum and instructional methodology. Scope of responsibility, governance issues, and relationships with business, industry, colleges, and universities are problematic, due in part to a lack of standard routines for sharing resources among agencies, and in part to ambiguity in the initial authorizing legislation. This paper includes four sections. Section I discusses the study methodology. Section II provides a summary of reported TECC services including: (1) service delivery; (2) resource brokerage and capacity building; (3) computer use; and (4) relationships with institutions of higher education and other agencies. In section III, three TECC case studies are offered, and section IV contains analysis and discussion. Three lengthy appendices are included: (1) Legislative Language: Budget Act 1982-83; (2) Self-Report Data Collection Instrument; and (3) case studies of the three TECCs. (JMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Science Teachers, Skill Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Staff Development.
Identifiers: California; Teacher Education and Computer Centers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).