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ERIC Number: ED135737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Systems Approach to In-Service Education.
Landrith, Harold F.
A carefully planned inservice education system should contain the following components: (1) Introduction: Committee Involvement. The system should be developed by a committee representative of the various levels of personnel who participate in the program and selected by prospective participants. (2) Philosophy. The inservice program should be based on a philosophy that has been approved by the district and that indicates the relationship between preservice and inservice education and recognizes means of assessing individual and group strengths and weaknesses. (3) Purposes and Goals. A major goal should be the acquisition of competencies needed to cope with professional tasks more successfully. (4) Design. The program should provide a wide variety of opportunities for personnel to meet individual and group training needs, should be cooperatively designed by the individual and the designated training personnel, should provide opportunities for individuals to identify their needs and develop appropriate programs in response to these needs, and the school district should have the resources to provide adequate professional training in the program. (5) Criteria for Assessing Needs. The program should provide for an objective assessment of individual and group needs and arrange these according to priorities for the long and the short term. (6) Administration. The system should indicate the role and responsibility of each participant in the development of individual programs, should provide a timetable showing the schedule for individual and group activities, and should reflect the systematic and continuous nature of professional development. (The interrelationship of these seven components is illustrated with a case history.) (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (57th, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2-5, 1977)