ERIC Number: ED108824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
In-Service in the Small School. Pre-Conference Paper for Small Schools.
Rural Education Association, Washington, DC.; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Since the size of the small school presents difficulties in implementation of in-service programs, program development should be carefully considered. Initially, faculty support must be gained via: (1) careful needs assessment; (2) solicitation and utilization of outside consultants (from universities, the Department of Public Instruction, and/or the new Area Education Agencies); (3) public recognition of quality faculty performance; and (4) public recognition of the fact that time spent outside the classroom is not "free time" but rather "preparation time". A wide range of activities should be planned to accomodate individual and school interests and needs. Though not exhaustive, the following are indicative of possible activity directions and/or coordination: (1) well planned faculty meetings for which both administrators and teachers are prepared; (2) thoroughly planned workshops; (3) organized visitations to other schools; (4) both formal and informal professional study (course work, meetings, etc.); (5) consistent, on-going evaluation of teachers, administrators, and the school program; (6) membership and participation in professional organizations; (7) management by objectives (mutual predetermined goals); and (8) contributions to curriculum improvement (development of guides, courses, etc.). (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Education Association, Washington, DC.; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.
Note: Pre-conference paper for Second Annual Small School Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, March 21-22, 1975