ERIC Number: ED239811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
La Capacitacion de Docentes en el Marco de la Regionalizacion Educativa (In-Service Teacher Training within Educational Regional Planning).
Valle, Victor M.
A paper discusses inservice teacher training in the context of regionalized education, with reference to recent Latin American efforts to regionalize, decentralize, and de-concentrate educational systems in order to provide relavant and adequate regional educational systems and so make equal education possible. Basic concepts in regionalized education and inservice teacher training are noted. Efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Chile are briefly covered. Problems in the management of decentralized educational systems are discussed, including persistence of problems of centralized education systems, such as administrative rigidity, excessive paperwork, and strained relations between administrative personnel and schools, and also shortages of qualified personnel, inadequate articulation between different educational levels, and lack of interinstitutional coordination and communication between different system elements. Influences of lifelong learning and citizen participation are described. The role of the school as a natural center for teacher training is noted. Characteristics and activities of a central coordinating and monitoring entity in teacher training for regionalized education are listed. Factors affecting training of middle and upper level managerial personnel are discussed. (MH)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Bureaucracy, Citizen Participation, Communication Problems, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Lifelong Learning, Management Development, Regional Programs, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, School Role
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A