ERIC Number: ED144209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Individualizing Inservice Education. The Practitioner, Vol. IV, No. 1.
Stephens, Richard; Thomson, Scott
Although general agreement exists about the importance of inservice teacher education, there is general dissatisfaction with its typical large-group implementation. A more successful strategy is to devise inservice programs that are based on the individual objectives of individual teachers. In such programs principals plan cooperatively with each teacher for inservice programs, a variety of options are determined by individual teachers, and evaluation of inservice experiences is based on the degree to which the activity actually assists the teacher to accomplish objectives. Schools using an objectives-based approach to teacher evaluation can develop inservice programs that support reaching the objectives on which the teachers are to be evaluated. Seven examples of individualized inservice programs are given. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Improvement, Teacher Centers, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($0.50, quantity discounts, payment must accompany orders of $10 or less)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
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