ERIC Number: ED137274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Suggestions to Maximize Implementation of Inservice Programming for Health Related Instruction.
Shute, Robert E.
A rationale, a model, and several suggestions are presented for increasing and maintaining the rate of classroom implementation of new teacher skills developed through inservice training programs. Because the health-related instructional areas have received insufficient attention in post-training studies, the suggestions are presented in the context of drug education. Suggestions include: (1) inform all of the involved groups--students, teachers, parents, school officials, community members--of the drug education curriculum and make them aware of each stage of program implementation; (2) gain cooperation and assistance for program implementation; (3) ensure commitment of the various groups involved; (4) train all groups to deal with drug-related questions; (5) maintain contact with all involved groups; (6) anticipate trouble areas; (7) be experimental, but not sloppy; (8) be realistic--expect things to go wrong; and (9) listen to others. These suggestions are considered to transcend the drug education context in which they were researched; further research is needed to substantiate claims of their effectiveness for other health-related areas of inservice instruction implementation. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)