ERIC Number: ED113328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Centers for Teachers: England and the U. S. A.
Bender, Albert E.
Oregon ASCD Curriculum Bulletin, v29 n328 p1-17 Sep 1975
Teachers' centers were developed in England and Wales, and although American educators have been quick to adopt words such as teacher center and resource center, they do not understand the basic of teachers' centers. In England and Wales, the centers are established in response to very subjective local teacher needs. Teachers' centers for primary teachers are the most common type, and they all serve both the social and professional needs of teachers. There are also technical and science centers for teachers, operated by specialists who are not teachers. Resource centers are like teachers' centers, except that the major emphasis is on the professional side as opposed to the social side of the teachers' lives. Miscellaneous centers include materials centers and centers which are very narrow in their interest and tend to be operated by one person. Establishment of professional centers has also been proposed. These centers would be similar to teachers' centers, but would be responsible for the supervision of the probationary teacher. In America, the teachers' centers are for the teachers but are not under teacher control. Teachers may recommend, but they do not control the financial aspects, hire the center leader, or decide what materials and equipment are to be secured or who can use the center. If a free society is evolving, then American schools need the type of educational changes presently underway in England and Wales. (RC)
Descriptors: Administration, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Resource Centers, Teacher Centers
Oregon ASCD Curriculum Bulletin, P. O. Box 421, Salem, Oregon 97308 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)