ERIC Number: ED097311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Centered Professional Development.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.
The Teacher Centered Professional Development Program of the National Education Association (NEA) was officially announced in January 1973. Thirteen potential teacher center sites have been identified. Before September 1, 1974, a final decision will be made on those state and local education associations that will work with the NEA in a demonstration program of teacher involvement in the area of in-service teacher education. NEA will not supply outside funds; it is a basic NEA tenet that public funds--not teachers' dues--must be used to finance programs of continuing professional development. NEA is, however, committed to provide the designated sites with a wide range of consultative services in the "substantive" areas--assessment of what constitutes meaningful in-service teacher education from a teacher's point of view, assistance in the conceptual design of such a program and development of alternative training strategies--and in the neighborhood of "bargaining" aspects of securing officially recognized, meaningful involvement. NEA will give the selected sites the widest possible visibility as examples for other associations to follow. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
National Education Association, Instruction and Professional Development, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Div. of Instruction and Professional Development.