ERIC Number: ED204296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Role of State Education Agencies in Teacher Center Activities: A Documentation of 1979-80 Activities.
Baker, Janice M.; Griesemer, J. Lynn
The National Teacher Center Resource Center surveyed the activities of 27 federally-funded state and territory teacher center projects from October, 1979 through May, 1980. The teacher center coordinators reported only the activities they wished to report. The background information about the coordinators showed that most were attached to teacher education units, and many worked less than 50 percent of their time at teacher center responsibilities. The activities reported by the teacher centers were in three areas: proposal development and review; technical assistance; and dissemination. Some major findings based on 204 activity logs were: (1) Proposal development and technical assistance were usually initiated by client groups whereas the state education agency (SEA) personnel were the most frequent initiators of dissemination services; (2) The majority of services were provided by teacher center staff or other SEA staff members for teacher center project staff; (3) Most preliminary activities for all services were of the clerical/management type; and (4) In-kind contributions in the form of personnel or materials were frequently noted. (FG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).