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ERIC Number: ED265153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
Teacher Center Client Profile Patterns of Use and Recommendations for Data Collection and Research.
Barker, Jerry D.
In order for teacher centers to develop programs and activities appropriate to the needs of their target populations, a detailed and accurate representation, as well as ongoing evaluation of the center operation must be maintained. A data base must be established that encompasses the accurate portrayal of daily operations in order to facilitate determination of future directions for center programs, based on projected needs. This paper examines the operation of a well-established teacher center in Knoxville, Tennessee, focusing on center data concerning the amount and purpose of usage as well as the characteristics of the participant population. The data forms the basis for a detailed portrayal of past and present center operation relative to assessed needs. Consideration is given to the development of a data base that will enable teacher center personnel to more effectively analyze usage patterns. The data also provides a foundation for more accurately focusing and designing center activities for subgroups of the population that are not presently being served. A discussion is presented on the potential represented by the teacher center for productive avenues of research concerning the needs of preservice education majors in addition to the staff development needs of inservice teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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