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ERIC Number: ED046493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Pages: 22
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A Plan for Continuing Growth.
Armington, David E.
To reshape our schools, top priority must be given to programs such as Follow Through which emphasize curriculum change and teacher education. The Education Development Center Follow Through Program, inspired by an 8-year association with the revolution in English primary schools, formulated these objectives: (1) to help schools create classroom environments responsive to the individual needs of children as well as to the talents and styles of the teachers; and (2) to develop the advisory concept to facilitate growth and change in schools. The key elements of this approach are the open classroom; the teacher as researcher-experimenter rather than authority figure; and the advisory service. Advisors are experienced educators who work in unthreatening ways with schools and teachers to help them realize their potentials and to make change self-sustaining. The three major functions of the advisory are to support research and development; to maintain a workshop and resource center; and to facilitate communications between classrooms and teachers. In 1969-70, twelve EDC advisors served nine school districts in eight widely-scattered states. Plans are being formulated to establish local advisory groups in school districts. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.