ERIC Number: ED236125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Research and Dissemination Program. Training and Resource Manual.
Biles, Brenda L.; And Others
The goal of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Educational Research and Dissemination Program was to establish a model for disseminating, to classroom teachers, research findings on classroom management and teacher effectiveness. This manual was designed for training local AFT union members: (1) to use the manual in their own teaching situations; and (2) to become trainers of other teachers or Teacher Research Linkers (TRLs). The first section describes program processes and methods of initiating the program in a local union. A general overview is provided of the roles of local leadership, local coordinators, and TRLs. The second section outlines the training process for TRLs and provides activities to develop their roles as disseminators. The section contains planning guides for holding both formal and informal group meetings with teachers and suggestions for working with school administration and local colleges, universities, and research facilities. The third section contains research training activities and interpretations of the meaning and potential application for classroom teachers of statistical data and significant relationships noted in research findings. Activities for both large and small groups are included. The remainder of the manual contains supplemental materials and additional resources. (JD)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Research Utilization, Teacher Associations, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Training Methods, Unions
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.