ERIC Number: ED266128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on Teaching Project. Final Report.
The Focus on Teacher Project worked in the field of primary teacher staff development. Its aim was to produce, from a platform of school-based research, INSET materials to suppport improvement in primary classroom teaching. The focus was specifically on teaching, rather than on other aspects of a teacher's professional work. The materials to be produced in the project were to be for primary staff development in school--ideally for school staffs to use themselves without the help of outsiders being necessary. These materials were not to be directed merely at surface or even just technical improvements in teacher performance but were to go deeper and affect teachers' thinking about teaching; their actual conceptualization of teaching itself. Being a research and development project, Focus on Teaching was designed to do conceptual work and not just produce materials. The project was a joint effort between staff researchers and teachers who worked closely and intensively together. In this final report on the three-year project (1983-85), an overview is presented of the sequence of activities initiated by the project, trials and use of materials developed, and dissemination results. Appended are 7 figures and 38 tables illustrating the activities and products of the project, as well as information on the project chronology and on questionnaires used during the project and samples of appraisals from people using the project materials to improve their own and other's teaching. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)