ERIC Number: ED117078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Renewal for Informal Education: A Cooperative In-Service Training Model.
LeGrand, Raymond A.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to re-educate veteran teachers to understand and conceptualize child-centered, informal education as preparation for a new, open-architecture setting. The first phase of the project consisted of a needs assessment; the second, of three training days for teachers. Training covered interpersonal relations skills, classroom environment analysis and diagnosis, visiting and evaluating open schools, formulating generalizations about informal education, and exposure to resources available on informal education. The third phase consisted of a planning day with three or four teachers to prepare for the simulation. In phase 4, each cluster of teachers moved with their classes into an all-purpose room designed to simulate the space and equipment in the new school. Following the simulation, each cluster met for phase 5 in which the teachers and consultants debriefed the experience and set goals for what they wanted to accomplish in the new school. Phase 6 consisted of 18 days of followup in the new building. Evaluation results indicated that teacher attitudes about the new school have changed from ones of doubt, anxiety, and low expectation to more positive ones. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Carroll Univ., Cleveland, OH.