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ERIC Number: ED100903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-11
Pages: 6
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Interim Report: Program Development Specialist's Role.
Coon, George E.
In a memorandum to the Chief of Planning and Program Development, Teacher Corps, the Program Development Specialist for the Pontiac Urban Corps in Oakland examines the role of the program development specialist. Although the program was successful in that 31 beginning teachers were placed and modules were developed in three discipline areas, the fact that the program development specialist served less than half-time limited the achievements of the program. Within the time limitations, the major facets of the program specialist's role included serving as (a) module coordinator for reading and language arts, (b) demonstrator of desired teaching behaviors, and (c) manager of a feedback system designed to provide significant team members with information for use in strengthening the program. The drawbacks to the program caused by underfunding of the program specialist's position were that (a) close affiliation with the staff was precluded; (b) development of an overall management system was severely hampered; and (c) field testing and evaluation of modules developed during the course of the project were inadequate. (HMD)
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