ERIC Number: ED114400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Locally Identified Needs for Institutional Improvement in the States of New Hampshire and Vermont: A Planning Document.
Goddu, Roland; And Others
This report grows out of efforts in two New England States, Vermont and New Hampshire, in cooperation with a regional research and development group, New England Program in Teacher Education (NEPTE), to revise teacher education programs for certification and approval so that they would be (1) local school system oriented and controlled, (2) based on goals and needs stated by the local school system, and (3) based on goals and needs-related training and education experiences for local teachers. NEPTE field staff in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine were requested to extract specific elements from State Department of Education materials submitted as staff development plans by local school districts. The field staff reports were organized by state and the following categories of need: (1) information needs, (2) training needs, (3) guidelines on policy clarification needs, and (4) support-mechanism needs. The information reported from Maine was not analyzable in its present form. The information from New Hampshire and Vermont, however, was readily accessible. The study showed that local school personnel are asking more sophisticated questions than the developers believe they are. Mission statements have had the effect of energizing local school personnel to a readiness and development level to which research and development groups must find ways to respond. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.