ERIC Number: ED207945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The QUEST Concept: A Handbook on Planning and Implementation.
Harris, Patelle G.; And Others
Project QUEST (Quarters for Utilizing Educational Services for Teachers) was developed in 1976 for the Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Its purposes were to strengthen staff abilities, enrich the school program, and improve the working and learning climates of the school, which were suffering from low staff morale. QUEST was staffed by Douglass teachers, who planned and organized activities for the three years of the projects' duration. A resource center, called "the Place," was established, and arrangements were made for implementing various types of sessions to suit faculty needs and schedules. Ongoing documentation, dissemination, and evaluation activities were vital to the project. The significant effects of QUEST included improved teacher and student morale and the provision of a frequently-used forum for professional growth. This report includes a plan for the development and implementation of a school-based teacher education program in chart form, giving suggested activities, personnel involved, and methods. Appendices provide examples of flyers and forms, lists of QUEST activities from 1976 to 1979, and a QUEST newsletter. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Note: Project QUEST was funded by the Elementary Secondary Education Act, Title IV.