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ERIC Number: ED086673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-17
Pages: 19
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Developing a Teacher Center.
Parsons, Theodore W.
This paper begins by outlining six functions of a teacher center that are seen as generally accepted and by remarking on certain realities, like the overworked teacher and dearth of funds, that are pertinent to establishing a teacher center. The majority of the text is devoted to an explanation of a large number of specific principles that should be employed in the design of a center. The following organizational/administrative design principles are listed and described: cost effectiveness; optimal use of existing facilities, materials, and talent; minimal organizational intervention in existing channels of communication, authority, and decision making; communication among staff; teacher control of administration, program design, and budget management "to the greatest possible extent"; the location of activities in individual classrooms and local schools; and the use of teachers to train other teachers. General principles of program design listed include a call for a competency base, self-assessment, classroom clinics, and communication across subject and grade levels among teachers. (LP/JA)
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