ERIC Number: ED055987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Idaho Consortium.
Beaird, James H.
The Idaho Consortium was established by the state board of education to remedy perceived needs involving insufficient certificated teachers, excessive teacher mobility, shortage of teacher candidates, inadequate inservice training, a low level of administrative leadership, and a lack of programs in special education, early childhood education, vocational training, migrant, disadvantaged and Indian education, and pupil personnel services. The Consortium had five major objectives: 1) to increase the number of graduates from teacher education programs; 2) to provide systematic programs of inservice training to improve the quality of teachers and other school personnel; 3) to establish teacher programs in early childhood education with special emphasis on the needs of bicultural and bilingual children; 4) to improve the quality and quantity of personnel engaged in pupil personnel services; and 5) to improve the quality of administrative and supervisory personnel. During its first year the Consortium engaged in planning activities and conducted 29 summer workshops. Other programs were implemented in special education, educational leadership, guidance and counseling, career opportunities, and drug education. Areas still requiring attention are the development of affective means of communication between consortium members, and the definition of the structure of the consortium and its relationship with other divisions in the State Department. (MBM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Consortia, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
Improving State Leadership in Education, 1362 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colo. 80203 (single copies free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Improving State Leadership in Education, Denver, CO.; Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.