ERIC Number: ED238830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Literature Exchange.
Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, CA.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: Lincoln Unified students (K-12) profit daily from a large number of livewire teachers who are habituated to keeping up with their professional literature. At their own request, Lincoln teachers and other staff receive regular updates in theory and practice, media and materials. Here is how it works. Lincoln's Education Services division uses a checklist of topics to survey school staff as to their current professional interests. The quarterly survey has a return rate of about 25%. Education Services staff and a group of omnivorous reader-volunteers scan professional journals and other documents to identify material of priority interest and practical value. Readers often annotate selections to enhance readability and comprehension. Requests for information are matched with current literature and Xerox copies are made (within provisions of copyright law). Copies are distributed quickly by district mail. Simple distribution records are kept. The annual evaluation of the project by the users is highly complimentary of the service. Users volunteer testimony that selections are used not only as teacher inservice self-education and student assignment material, but also in parent education and public information efforts. Staff report also that the project has stimulated additional professional literature networking-sharing among district schools. Teachers and principals say that the project has also stimulated them to join professional organizations and subscribe to professional journals. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, CA.