ERIC Number: ED389326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility Study on the Development of Teachers Resource Centres: Consultants Report. Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Education Reform Strategy Project 5.
Brown, Gerald R.; Halliday, Joseph J.
This report is based on the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Educational Reform Strategy Project No. 5 which found that a Teachers Resource Center (TRC) can be a vehicle to provide essential equipment and materials to schools organized in clusters and to serve as meeting places for officials, principles, and teachers. Approximately 80 educators at various levels from classroom to senior administration were interviewed. Visitations to suggested sites were made and documents were collected and analyzed as provided by the respondents. To develop the educational framework, four basic service areas for a TRC were identified as: professional development, instructional and curriculum development, teachers' resources, and technical support services. Based on the collective information from respondents, site observation, review of the literature, and personal experience, the following are provided: suggested strategies for organizing TRCs; ways that the vision can be translated into action; and implications for each of the following Territories: Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The 14 recommendations presented are designed to assist decision makers in moving to the next stage according to their local educational needs and priorities, funding availability, access to facilities, and trained staffing. Appendices provide a list of interviewees by Territory, the OECS Teacher Resource Centers study questionnaire, comparative demographic data, comparative data on schools without equipment or facilities, journals recommended by interviewees, and a sample BVI TRC floor plan. (Contains 46 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Resource Centers, Shared Resources and Services, Strategic Planning, Teachers
OECS Secretariat, The Morne, Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, St. Lucia.
Identifiers: Caribbean; Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Note: Funding for this project was provided in part by the Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development.