ERIC Number: ED045611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Planning and Developing Inservice Education.
Monahan, William G.; Miller, Howard E.
A five-state study conducted by the University of Iowa has shown that teachers indicated that their chief requirement of an inservice program was to improve their teaching skills. They felt the need to update teaching techniques, be evaluated on the basis of performance rather than length of service, and be able to demonstrate productive performance. The document discusses the organizational strategies required in the establishment of a successful inservice program. In large school districts a formalized system involving standing committees and a governing charter may be required. Smaller districts may obtain better results from the use of a task force of short-term duration whose members are appointed on the basis of their special knowledge and commitment and which has administrative support including secretarial assistance, supplies, and equipment. Whichever method is used, the committee or task force would be responsible for research into the goals, activities, and content needed by the teachers; the establishment of goals in behavioral terms; the development of a program calendar; and the establishment of policy considerations and evaluation procedures. The detailed budget requirements of such a program are considered and a sample budget is included. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.