ERIC Number: ED257818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
What Works in In-service Education Programs for Teachers? [Papers and Discussions Presented at a Meeting Sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board (Atlanta, GA, December 6-7, 1984).]
Galambos, Eva C., Ed.
Papers presented at a conference on major inservice issues are reprinted along with summaries of discussions following the presentations. A decription is given by C.B. Garrison of the Arkansas Program for Effective Teaching, which exemplifies an inservice program wherein all districts in one state are using one highly structured, research-based model. Marian Mohr describes a process that attracts and immerses teachers in an inservice writing project designed to increase professionalism and improve performance by students. Paul Parks discusses graduate courses in content areas and the quandary of the reluctance of teachers to take graduate courses in content disciplines rather than concentrating their graduate work in education courses. William Graves discusses the prerequistites to attract arts and sciences faculties into inservice education for teachers. Michael Rowls illustrates that school district programs are gradually replacing formal graduate courses as the route to recertification, and the pressure that exists to grant graduate credits for school-based activities. Peer counseling for beginning teachers is discussed by Terry Wyatt. Constance Bergquist describes the Teacher Education Center program in Flordia, an inservice model that allows each district to design its own activities and gives teachers a voice in determining their inservice program content. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.