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ERIC Number: ED055577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 61
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Inservice Training as an Instrument for Change.
Lefforge, Orland S.
This plan for improving community college instruction uses an in-service training program as a primary vehicle for change. The objectives to be achieved are: (1) develop a climate for educational innovation, (2) develop individual initiative in professional growth, (3) coordinate training resources, faculty efforts, and college goals, and (4) increase accountability in use of in-service training resources. These objectives can be achieved only if there is agreement on using in-service training funds for programs with measurable outcomes, finding training with ultimate applicability to student learning, and supporting the instructor in his efforts to seek self-betterment through in-service training. An implementation model based on both program and instructor evaluation is put forth. The "right-to-creative-failure" is stressed as a means of insuring imaginative professional behavior from instructors. Finally, this is related to student desires for what constitutes a "good" and "bad" instructor. In-service training techniques other than the traditional university, hours-of-credit orientation are then explored. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.