ERIC Number: ED231764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Internalization of Inservice Training.
Pehrsson, Robert S.; Mook, John E.
An inservice program was developed for elementary school teachers who requested help because of their students' apparent lack of written language abilities. Preliminary planning, involving the teachers (trainees) working with a trainer, determined a way in which student learning needs could be related to teacher training needs. The inservice program was built on the concept that pupils can be the original source for determining the content of training. The program involved the development of a writing curriculum by the trainees, with encouragement and help from the trainer, based upon their actual teaching. Trainees also worked directly with students in developing the curriculum. As a result of the important process of trial and error, the teachers had a product which they were able to use after the program was completed. Even more important, they had learned a process which they could generalize to every area of teaching and curriculum development. The trainees developed an attitude which recognized that they were not the only teachers involved in the process, but that their students were helping them to learn as well. (JD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Processes, Needs Assessment, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Educators, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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