ERIC Number: ED289175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Connection between In-Service and Effective Teacher Training.
Gray, Patricia S.
Grant monies are available from a variety of sources and many grants go unused year after year. Teachers need to be alerted and informed about how to look for potential funds and/or available services for inservice teacher education, what sources to seek out, how to put the information in the right hands, and then how to seek out those who can help them with the paperwork required by funding agencies. Funding long-term inservice teacher education programs requires perseverance, but long-term programs are what teachers need, rather than quick workshops. Grant seekers can help each other, as well, because participating in a successful program brings publicity, which will lead to connections with others and information about new sources of funding. These connections are the most important factor in maintaining funding for long-term projects, because they can lead to expansion and permanent sources of funds. Other characteristics of successful inservice training programs are the following: (1) long range goals; (2) release days for teachers during the school year; (3) intensive summer training and follow-up visits on a regular basis; (4) monitoring; and (5) evaluation. Seven references are included. (A list of sources of possible grants available to teachers, locations of college board regional offices, a description of the publication "Educational Programs that Work," and a list of National Diffusion Network Facilitators are appended.) (SKC)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teacher Education, Financial Support, Grants, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (77th, Los Angeles, CA, November 20-25, 1987).