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ERIC Number: ED081729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 20
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A Proposed Model for Starting a Teacher's Center in the Schools.
Fibkins, William L.
This article proposes a) a rationale for the development of teachers' centers, b) a model teacher center, and c) a model for the position of facilitator for staff development at the center. The rationale focuses on the voluntary exchange of teachers' ideas concerning their professional and personal lives. The model teacher center, based on the Bay Shore-Stonybrook Teacher Center, Long Island, New York, centers on a) the teacher's perception of himself, b) exchange of resources among teachers in workshops, c) administrative support for the center, d) involvement of support staff in the workshops, and e) involvement of personnel trained in organizational theory and communication and observation skills to integrate teacher resources. The duties of the facilitator for staff development include a) planning, implementing, and assessing renewal programs; b) assessing the training needs of center participants; c) experimenting and researching participant resources; d) assisting educational administrators in developing innovative strategies for teacher centers; and e) researching activities related to the educational process, teacher morale, and job satisfaction. (BRB)
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