ERIC Number: ED126008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Education: An "On-The-Job" Approach Focusing on Curriculum and Instructional Development.
Wallace, David K.
Small clusters of teachers in four schools in the Detroit Public Schools, in cooperation with Wayne State University, have pioneered an on-the-job project designed to try out several ideas that have been increasingly discussed and analyzed in the literature on inservice education. These teachers, along with preservice education students, school building administrators, inservice personnel, and university faculty, helped shape a program that treats preservice and inservice education as distinct but related stages in professional development. The broad concept of a preservice-inservice, school-based program was presented to selected principals in the school region who were in turn asked to invite the participation of interested teachers. A major emphasis in this project has been for teachers to examine their curriculum and instructional programs and identify specific features they would like to improve or change. After this examination they work with inservice consultants on designing and organizing curriculum and instructional modifications for their classrooms. The goal is to develop small modules or units. The extent to which teachers have been successful in changing their curriculum varies from school to school and from teacher to teacher. Some have planned, organized, and used curriculum modules; some have incorporated different activities and materials into their instruction; others have simply tried out certain ideas and methods, such as questioning strategies and brainstorming techniques. There has been little effort so far to examine the impact of curriculum changes on children. (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Workshop for Designing Inservice Programs, Far West Teacher Corps Network (Las Vegas, Nevada, June 1-3, 1976)