ERIC Number: ED198104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
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The Key to Effective Inservice: Building Teacher-Teacher Collaboration.
Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.
To be successful, inservice programs need to utilize cooperative learning activities and create collaborative support groups to assist implementation efforts after the inservice program has ended. Placing teachers in small, cooperative groups to discuss the material being presented in the inservice program provide the structure and mechanisms for them to give each other support and assistance while the material is tried out and integrated into their instructional activities. Cooperative learning experiences promote more positive attitudes toward the knowledge and skills being learned than do competitive and individualistic learning experiences. There is evidence that cooperative learning promotes higher levels of motivation and personal efficacy, and results in more positive peer relationships. The implications of using cooperative learning activities goes beyond the successful implementation of a new set of teaching strategies. As teachers and administrators become more skillful in interacting with each other in collaborative activities, their interactions with students and parents will become more constructive and effective. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Reprint from "The Developer," Spring 1980.