ERIC Number: ED115402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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The Role of the Advisor in Open Education Settings.
Norris, Martha A.
The multi-faceted role of the advisor in an open education setting is defined in this paper. Background information on the development of the open corridor approach to elementary education (created in America by Lillian Weber), the subsequent emergence of the teacher support position of advisor and the resulting advisor training program is provided. The advisor has a variety of duties in her role as a non-partisan, non-threatening aide to participating teachers, in which she must develop a relationship with teachers which encourages their learning and development within the open corridor model. In this capacity, the advisor: (1) assists with planning, scheduling, and room arrangement; (2) leads weekly discussion groups with teachers on curriculum, organization, and children; (3) helps teachers observe and evaluate individual children; (4) maintains a liaison between teachers and the administrative staff, and between specialists and teachers; and (5) interprets the program to parents and suggests ways in which parents can participate. (ED)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Faculty Advisers, Inservice Teacher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Open Education, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Resource Staff, Student Evaluation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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