ERIC Number: ED131432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Second Face of Inservice: The University Professor/Consultant.
James, Helen J.
The university professor who participates in inservice training may be either a stimulator, who conducts a particular type of program proposed and planned rather fully by someone else, or a consultant, who provides training in the processes of problem identification and solution within a general area. The former role demands extensive preplanning within the group and definite commitments to certain reading and language arts activities (materials, strategies, and evaluation). The latter role, involving much more responsibility for preplanning, is that of a consultant who enables participants to become competent in identifying and solving specific problems (e.g., in reading). Individual conferences and small-group interaction enhance the participants' progress, confidence, security, and respect for each other. Adequate preplanning for either role appears to be essential for success and change in behavior of teachers. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (20th, Miami, October 20-23, 1976)