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ERIC Number: ED126044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation in In-Service Education and Training of Teachers--Sweden.
Marklund, Sixten; Eklund, Harald
This study discusses innovation in the inservice education and training of teachers (INSET) in Sweden. Section I presents some information regarding background and the present situation of INSET in Sweden. Section II examines five case studies. These are: coordination of INSET and policy-oriented educational research and development; study days with locally determined content- The Study Day Project; study days with centrally determined content; the evaluation of INSET projects; and the Plan for the Training of School Management Project. Conclusions outlined in Section III recommend that INSET must not be confined to teachers. The Swedish INSET system also includes short courses for school doctors, school nurses, and other nonteaching school personnel. INSET rests on professional and political considerations: individual teachers and teacher associations have responsibility for the professional requirements; while a broader educational policy is determined by a hierarchy of political bodies. Thus the organization of INSET activities is determined by the degree of policy orientation which characterizes the development of the school system. INSET is necessary to teachers and other personnel groups active in schools in order for them to continuously improve their activities and to adjust their activities to new and changing circumstances. A reference list is included in the appendix. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden