ERIC Number: ED404319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Human Resources for Secondary Education in Europe: Teaching and Non-teaching Staff--Today and Tomorrow. Report of the Seminar (Estoril, Portugal, May 30-June 1, 1996).
This document reports on a seminar that had the following objectives: (1) to study the links between current training programs for teaching and nonteaching staff and the staff's actual responsibilities and duties; (2) to highlight the new needs of schools, pupils, and society in general; and (3) to highlight trends and innovations in the development of human resources in schools. A paper by Jean-Michel LeClercq, "How Appropriate to Staff Duties Are Staff Training Programmes, in Terms of Human Resources Management?" provided the context for the working groups on the first objective. Teachers' duties and roles are strongly affected by societal changes, and factors that must be considered are the priorities for setting school agendas, the steps for teachers to develop professionally, and partnerships in training new teachers. In "Teachers: New Demands from Pupils, Schools and Society," Denis Kallen emphasized changes in teachers' lives including changes in relation to initial training, induction, and in-service training. Trends from several countries are summarized, and recommendations and issues for further discussion are outlined in five broad categories: teacher education and educational goals; skills, competencies, and qualities needed by teachers; creating multi-disciplinary teams to achieve school goals; and incorporating the European dimension more fully into initial and in-service teacher education. Included in the appendices are an outline of the seminar program, a list of participants, and the addresses by LeClercq and Kallen. (ND)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Seminars, Staff Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Director of Education, Culture and Sport of the Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).