ERIC Number: ED280810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
Ownership & Function: A Case Study of an Inservice Project.
Norton, Ruth A.
The inservice project described in this case study involved three role groups--leaders, consultants, and teachers--in a collaborative effort to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate an inservice program. The program combined strategies for teaching writing with strategies for teaching reading in the content areas, while maintaining the integrity of the two original programs. The first section of this paper includes background information on the inservice project. The second section reports the findings, which are based on a content analysis of field notes taken during program sessions. The analysis is designed to answer two questions: (1) What was the function of each role group? and (2) Which role group took ownership of the project? Comments of each role group, collected through participant observations, were analyzed to discover emerging themes. The third section relates findings and includes implications for inservice and suggestions for further research. The results indicated that each role group served multiple functions, had a distinctive purpose, and had an impact on the project. Over a period of time, the teacher role group took ownership of the project. The appendixes provide a dialog and charts showing the process and some end products of the effort described in this case study. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Education Research Association (65th, November 13-14, 1986).