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ERIC Number: ED411201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Description of Projects Illustrative of Practitioners' and Researchers' Relationships.
Sancho, Juana M.
In 1984, the Spanish government created Teachers' Centres as part of educational reform. These were intended to improve teacher inservice education and foster professionalism. The pre-Civil War pedagogical culture was somehow maintained in a few movements of "Pedagogical Renovation." The guiding principle of these movements was that schooling is the responsibility of teachers and that change cannot come from the outside, although external support can facilitate school improvement. One project that took place in the first phase of the Teachers' Centres consisted of an inservice activity based on school evaluation, to promote teacher awareness and professional reflective attitudes through systematic analysis of the Educational School Project and the school organizational structure. Five of the larger schools in a rural area participated. The main results were: participants recognized the possibility of learning from peers; the studies carried out by each school; the decisions made as a result of the studies; and the published cooperative article written by all the participants. Another pedagogical renovation movement carried out in a progressive public school in Barcelona and conferences organized in Catalonia are summarized. (Contains 14 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain