ERIC Number: ED040940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Teacher Training Projects of the Regional Educational Laboratories.
Mager, Robert F.; Pipe, Peter
Prepared in 1969 for the Division of Education Laboratories (DEL), this report examines the teacher training programs and projects of the 15 educational laboratories and three selected Research and Development Centers, established to systematically develop ideas and technology relevant to educational problems. The procedures involved reviewing Office of Education documents describing the mission of the laboratories, reviewing documents submitted by the laboratories and making site visits. Topics studied included: 1) action in teacher education; 2) problems encountered; 3) results achieved; 4) cooperation and competition between laboratories; 5) duplication of effort; 6) sources of ideas and personnel; 7) ways of strengthening teacher education programs. The projects studied are those "whose primary aim is to change or add to the capability of a teacher or teacher trainee, or whose primary intent is to develop materials designed to change or add to the capability of a teacher or teacher trainee," and three main classes were identified: 1) teaching teachers how to teach; 2) teaching teachers how to use products; 3) teaching teachers to teach others to teach or to use products. The work of each laboratory is briefly examined and the problems which they all face are discussed, particularly the nationwide lack of emphasis on teacher effectiveness as evidenced by student growth. Fourteen specific recommendations for future developments are made. (MBM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mager Associates, Los Altos Hills, CA.; Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.