ERIC Number: ED205485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Discovering Teacher Centers: The Northwest Passage.
Fielding, Glen D.; Hersh, Richard H.
An in-depth study of teacher centers in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington was conducted. The purpose of the study was to document similarities and differences in approaches, development, successes, and failures and to share collective experiences. This book is divided into three sections. The first section presents descriptive material on each of the eight centers studied. These descriptions provide an overview of the geographical features of the area, the community, the rationale for establishing a teacher center, planning and development procedures, funding, organization, governance, and activities. The second section examines the basic themes that appear to characterize the growth of the centers. These themes are classified into the categories of philosophical, institutional, and programmatic. The third section, "Issues: A Commentary," presents several essays by teacher center staff on common questions and concerns. Comments are given on the issues of needs assessment, evaluation, policy board inservice, and the role of state departments of education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.