ERIC Number: ED195550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Corps Networking: Purpose and Potential.
Ford, Paul; And Others
An overview is presented of the objectives of the Far West Teacher Corps Network. A description is given of the development of the network and achievements in the areas of community involvement, inservice teacher education, exceptional child programs, management information systems, and project management and evaluation. Chapters are included on the role of the executive secretary and the network theory from a Teacher Corps perspective. Generalizations are offered for those who are interested in establishing a network. It is suggested that even though network members do not have identical objectives, it is possible for them to help each other if they share a common goal. Network governance as well as program policy and implementation should rest equally among the membership, and decision making should be shared. Flexibility and responsiveness to the changing needs of members' projects characterizes a successful network. (JD)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Exceptional Persons, Governance, Information Networks, Inservice Teacher Education, Management Information Systems, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.