ERIC Number: ED275665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Inservice Roles Fulfilled by Campus Laboratory Schools.
Lumpkins, Bob; Parker, Fred R.
The major problem investigated in this study focused on the views of principle administrators of the state departments of education (SDE) toward the service roles of campus laboratory schools. A secondary problem investigated concerned the comparison of the perceptions of SDE administrators when categorized according to their regional accrediting affiliation. In addition to the fifty SDEs, opinionaires were sent to Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. A total of 51 responses were received. The SDE administrators indicated that the most important role fulfilled by campus laboratory schools was that of a demonstration school for program development. Additional service roles of high importance were those of the laboratory school as a demonstration school for schools and school systems and the laboratory as a source for inservice education. Other service roles were noted: as a dissemination agency for curricular and instructional methods; fulfilling leadership roles in the school disciplines; and as an agency for disseminating instructional methods and strategies. There was little difference between the overall rating of SDE administrators in the North Central, Southern, and Middle States regional accrediting associations. Respondents in the Northwest region rated the service roles lower than did respondents in the other three. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (11th, Nashville, TN, November 21-25, 1986).