ERIC Number: ED416394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
School-to-Work and Professional Development for Teachers. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
As school-to-work systems evolve across the nation, teachers will assume a variety of new roles and responsibilities. The collaborative nature of school-to-work requires greater interaction between teachers and other partners in schools and the community. Innovative approaches to learning in school-to-work systems, such as project-based instructional strategies, are significant departures from traditional teaching practices. Professional development activities must be made available to provide teachers with what they need to know and be able to do to make a school-to-work system work. Some strategies for the professional development of teachers in school-to-work systems, based on research and experience of school-to-work practitioners across the nation, include the following: (1) professional development as a continuous improvement process; (2) helping teachers acquire worksite experiences; (3) making the best use of workshops and conferences, such as a "train-the-trainer" approach; (4) preparing teachers for new roles in school-to-work governance; (5) using teacher networks; and (6) working with teacher unions. (Lists 10 organizations, 2 journals, and 8 publications.) (KC)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Inservice Teacher Education, On the Job Training, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
National School-to-Work Learning and Information Center, 400 Virginia Avenue, Room 150, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.stw.ed.gov
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.