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ERIC Number: ED109088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
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Inservice Education: New Directions for Colleges of Education.
Thompson, James L.; Johnson, Nancy C.
Since the teaching force for the 1970s will be predominantly stable, the need of teacher education for the future is not preservice education but inservice. The primary responsibility for inservice education is with public school educators. But this is in no way a disclaimer that other agencies have responsibility. Traditional methods, such as a college course for credit, are no longer viable for the problems of today. College courses can still be an effective means for inservice education, but the design and implementation of these courses needs modification. Instead of a "prepackaged" block, the course should be designed with attention to unique characteristics of schools/systems. Should the school be concerned with moving to a highly individualized instructional program, a college course should be composed of elements which would support and guide the particular faculty as they move into this particular curricular change. Flexibility, courses planned cooperatively with the target personnel, classes held in schools rather than on a college campus, and the collaborative efforts of several professors as well as public school personnel should all be components of inservice education. (JA)
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