ERIC Number: ED061162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations Based on the Evaluation of the Federally Assisted Staff Training (FAST) Project.
The primary objective of the Federally Assisted Staff Training (FAST) programs for the 1970-71 academic year was to improve the classroom learning environment in participating Title I schools by expanding the ability of teachers to direct their own improvement by using techniques such as interaction analysis, micro-teaching, and student feedback. Two approaches were used 1) in-service leadership training, with one staff member selected to participate in a 6-week training session which was focused on training school-based in-service leaders; and 2) teacher behavior improvement workshops, where small groups of Title I summer school teachers focused on developing techniques of improving their role in the classroom. In the first approach, 22 people participated and all considered the overall value "good" or "excellent." In the second approach 106 people participated, and 97 percent considered the overall value "good" or "excellent." The evaluation data suggest that the small group workshop approach should be emphasized, time allotments should be reappraised, followup workshops should be provided during the school year, a workshop should be set up to train consultants, summer workshops should be in air-conditioned facilities, the possibility of offering workshops for university credit should be explored, and the teacher behavior improvement workshop should be expanded. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.