ERIC Number: ED228362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Increasing the Effectiveness of Inservice Training for Desegregation: A Synthesis of Current Research. Reference & Resource Series.
Smylie, Mark A.; Hawley, Willis D.
This report reviews recent research on strategies that have been found to promote useful and effective inservice training programs in desegregated schools. The first section presents approaches for planning and implementing inservice training for desegregation. The second section describes inservice desegregation training programs that focus on: (1) instructional methods; (2) curriculum; (3) self awareness, empathy, and interpersonal relations; (4) discipline techniques and classroom management strategies; and (5) parent involvement in school affairs. The third section discusses the need to train administrators for school desegregation. It is suggested that the most successful inservice training programs are those that have been planned and implemented by educators themselves; address specific needs of teachers and administrators in single school settings (including student achievement, improving interpersonal relations, discipline and classroom management techniques, and curriculum innovation); involve participants in program development and implementation; and focus on developing practical skills and responses for the classroom. Models of the components of inservice training programs and the relationship between training areas and outcomes are given. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Secondary Education, Improvement Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Management Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Desegregation, Teaching Methods
National Education Association, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 212 701 and ED 212 720-727.