ERIC Number: ED217027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Western Inservice Education Model. A Description and Evaluation of the Teacher Corps Staff Development Project as Demonstrated by Washington Western University and Arlington School District, Arlington, Washington.
Hite, Herb; Walker, Paul R.
Characteristics of a cooperative inservice teacher education program that has functioned for three years are discussed in this booklet. Part I supplies the rationale behind the planning of the Teacher Corps-funded program between Western Washington University and the Arlington Public School District (Washington), including problems reported in research literature and criticisms of inservice programs voiced by elementary and secondary school teachers and by professors of education. A description of the functions of the policy board and site-specific building advisory councils outlines responsibilities to the university, school district, and community. In Part II, results of interviews with program participants are summarized. Twelve areas were addressed in the interviews: (1) impact on school instruction; (2) impact on school climate; (3) impact on personal relations; (4) personal benefits to participants; (5) effects on visiting consultants and faculty interns; (6) benefits to building advisory councils; (7) responsiveness and efficiency of delivery system; (8) incentives for teachers; (9) citizen involvement; (10) problems experienced with the program; (11) potential benefits of the program; and (12) potential benefits of a planned professional development center. An appendix lists major characteristics of the program, including governing bodies, use of consultant services, university faculty internships, and citizen involvement. (FG)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Participant Satisfaction, School Districts, Schools of Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Programs
Western Washington University Teacher Corps Project, 322 Miller Hall, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.