ERIC Number: ED098239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Resources for Teachers: Needs and Networks.
Church, John S.; And Others
This document reports on a study of the resources available for teachers and on the usage of these resources in British Columbia. The methodology of the study was as follows: questionnaires were sent to all British Columbia schools, all district resources in British Columbia, and teacher organizations in other provinces; on-site visits to selected schools, the examination of internal records from the British Columbia Teacher Federation for patterns of usage, and the results of an experiment conducted at Fairburn Elementary School, Victoria which examined teacher usage at the University of Victoria library were also employed as methods. Analysis of results indicated that present professional educational resources and services are scattered in bits and pieces and uncoordinated; they must be coordinated to meet adequately even the present level of restricted demands of teachers. Eleven recommendations are made, including suggestions that a provincial professional education services council and a similar council for each school district be established. Descriptions of the resources available in selected districts, tables containing data from the study, and a description of the Fairburn experiment are also included in this document. The appendixes contain summaries and breakdowns of responses to questions on the questionnaire. (JA)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Needs, Questionnaires, Resource Centers, Resource Materials, Surveys, Teachers
B. C. Teachers' Federation, 105-2235 Burrard Street, Vancouver 9, British Columbia ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.; British Columbia Teacher's Federation, Vancouver.; British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada