ERIC Number: ED106300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Rethinking In-Service Education.
Edelfelt, Roy A., Ed.; Johnson, Margo, Ed.
The purpose of this nine-chapter book is to (a) ferret out ideas and recommendations for revitalizing and reconceptualizing inservice education, and (b) replicate or adapt the Workshop on Reconceptualizing Inservice Education for which the first seven chapters were written. Chapter 1 examines the historical forces which have developed and now characterize inservice education, and examines future prospects. Chapter 2 describes Washington State's experience with process standards adopted in 1971 for the preparation of school professional personnel. Chapters 3-5 discuss concrete experiences with collaboration in Washington State and abstract considerations of inservice education. Chapter 6 questions traditional practices, functions, and terminology regarding certification and inservice education, and considers new roles for teacher organizations in a changing political context. Chapter 7 presents a discussion based on a preworkshop reading of chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 8 reports on the discussions of 87 selected people who read the first seven chapters, examined the purposes and assumptions stated earlier, and developed recommendations for rethinking inservice education. Chapter 9 is one person's reflections on prior chapters, observations from listening to the 87 people as they deliberated, and perceptions of necessary next steps. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Responsibility, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Teacher Certification, Workshops
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut, 06516 (Stock No. 0523-6-00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.