ERIC Number: ED180948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Role of a Rural Teacher Center in Developing and Delivering Inservice Education.
Watt, Anne S.
Teacher centers that are run by teachers and staffed by competent professionals can help administrators recognize and value professioanl behavior in teachers. They can play a major role in developing and delivering inservice education if they place major emphasis on attending to teachers' individual needs for professioanl growth through bottom-up programming. But they must also attune themselves from the outset to helping foster collaboration between teachers and administrators to meet district, top-down goals. A teacher center is an ideal setting for such a collaboration as long as it can win the trust of teachers by never compromising its nonevaluative stance and by spending a majority of its time responding to individual needs and offering voluntary programs based on those needs. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council of States for Inservice Education Conference (San Francisco, CA, November 16-18, 1978)