ERIC Number: ED264252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
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Evaluation of a Statewide Staff Development Network.
Brandes, Barbara G.; Padia, William L.
Findings from an evaluation of Teacher Education and Computer (TEC) Centers were presented. The California State Legislature authorized 15 TEC Centers to provide staff development services to teachers and administrators. Evaluation of the Centers focused on several policy issues in order to describe the major accomplishments of TEC Centers on a statewide basis, as well as to characterize some of the activities of individual centers. Four issues were identified for the evaluation through discussion with TEC Center directors and with legislative staff: (1) the mission and resources of the TEC Centers; (2) services and training provided, (3) staff development strategies and models used; and (4) the TEC Centers as a regional staff development network. Sources of information included site visits, telephone interviews, staff interviews, surveys, and document analysis. In addition, information was obtained from a comprehensive database in which individual centers record all training provided. During the year, the TEC Centers offered a total of 2,466 courses representing a total of 28,711 training hours. There were 68,726 participants in training courses. The greatest portion of training activity was devoted to computer use, and the second greatest portion was devoted to the area of instruction or teaching methodology. (LMO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California