ERIC Number: ED027252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Task Force Meeting on Task Analysis and Role Definition. (Indiana State Univ., October 1967).
Jordan, Daniel C.
If education is to keep up with social and technological change, teachers must be learning and developing at a rate similar to that of students, requiring the educational staff to render highly diverse and wide-ranging services. The basic strategy essential to such services is the development of differentiated staffing patterns which will allow any given school district to meet its needs in terms of available resources. Priority tasks required for differentiating the profession include (1) collecting, organizing, storing, and disseminating all necessary information (especially role definitions and staffing pattern models) and (2) utilizing this information to create a favorable climate for change. Other recommended actions include reform of pre- and inservice teacher education and re-education of teacher educators; identification of a large manpower pool; cooperation among educational agencies; and provision of financial and consultative assistance to project developers. (The report includes three appendixes: (1) lists of anticipated benefits (for students, teachers, and the public) of differentiated staffing structure; (2) an example of a differentiated staffing pattern model with task analysis for the positions of professional specialist, learning engineer, staff teacher, academic assistant, and technical assistant; and (3) a list of problem areas needing priority attention. (JS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Educational Change, Information Needs, Job Analysis, Labor Utilization, Models, Organizational Change, Resource Staff, School Organization, Staff Development, Staff Role, Staff Utilization, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Indiana State Univ., Terre Haute.