ERIC Number: ED392766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-22
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Comprehensive Teacher Training Project to the OCOD Board of Directors, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
This report covers progress in a Comprehensive Teacher Training Project (CTTP) from its inception in 1987 to 1992 including background, current status, problems and solutions, upcoming internal evaluation, future events, and feedback on the project. CTTP, a project of the Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, a Canadian-based organization, is designed to increase significantly the knowledge and skills of untrained elementary school teachers in the West Indies in English language, mathematics, social studies, and integrated science, with a view to preparing these individuals to enter the teacher training programs there. Rising populations, economic cutbacks, stronger regionalism, and more strictly enforced entrance requirements to local teacher colleges and universities have all generated the need for academic upgrading and development of pedagogical skills for untrained teachers. Phase I of the CTTP was designed for curriculum development and field testing. Section 1 outlines the background of the development of the CTTP. Section 2 outlines training for participants. Section 3 examines the past and present role of the Regional Office in the CTTP. Section 4 provides a production update for all four courses offered by the CTTP. Section 5 addresses the development of the field-testing process. Section 6 looks at the future of the CTTP. Section 7 concludes with recommendations for the balance of Phase I and proposals for Phase II. Includes a glossary, 16 tables, and a list of 25 appendixes (which are not included). (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English, Field Tests, Foreign Countries, General Science, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, International Cooperation, International Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Social Studies, Teacher Improvement, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, (St. Lucia).
Identifiers: Canada; West Indies
Note: For related documents, see SP 036 511-517.