ERIC Number: ED209235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Linking Teacher Behavior with Learning Style. Tucson Model for Effective Staff Development.
Munroe, Mary Jeanne; And Others
The University of Arizona College of Education and the Tucson (Arizona) Unified School District have cooperatively developed a staff development program that addresses the needs of teachers who are implementing bilingual and multicultural curricula. The Tucson Model for Effective Staff Development is based on the belief that successful integration of diverse students begins with the belief systems of the educator. A three-week summer training institute provided opportunities for workshop activities and feedback through the initial daily meeting of all participating staff. School-centered special interest projects met in the afternoons and were the responsibility of the school principals. A followup program, consisting of six Saturday workshops, is planned to reinforce the skills taught in the summer institute. An illustration of two components of the model are the workshops on learning and teaching styles. The rationale behind the workshops is that, if teaching is interaction, then, to improve teaching, the interaction must change. Teachers should understand interactions that can result from supportive behavior patterns such as proximity, listening, touching, and asking a higher level question. Another useful tool for teachers is the Hill Model of Cognitive Style Mapping, which is an inventory designed to personalize instruction for students having difficulty in achieving academic success. (FG)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Desegregation, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Mainstreaming, Motivation Techniques, Multicultural Education, Staff Development, Student Teacher Relationship, Summer Programs, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented to the National Council of States on Inservice Education (New Orleans, LA, November 18, 1981). Best copy available.