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The Effectiveness of Teacher Resource Centre Strategy - Education Research Paper No. 34, 1999, 257 p.













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DFID
Department for International Development

EDUCATION RESEARCH

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHER RESOURCE CENTRE STRATEGY

FULL REPORT

Edited by Gary Knamiller

Authors: Genevieve Fairhurst, William Gibbs, Pankaj Jain, David Khatete, Gary Knamiller, Geoff Welford and Patrick Wiegand

1999

Serial No. 34 ISBN: 1 86192 1411

Department For International Development


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DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION PAPERS

Abstract

Acknowledgements

List of Acronyms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 Introduction.
2. A Brief Outline of the Case Studies
3 General Points About the Growth and Development of Teachers' Centres.
4 General Issues Relating to the Teachers' Centre
5 Observations made at the Teachers' Centres
6 Observations made in schools
7 Conclusions and Recommendations

CHAPTER ONE : Purpose and Methodology of the Study

1.0 Purpose of the Study
2.0 Research Questions
3.0 Research Procedure

CHAPTER TWO : The British Teachers' Centre - Its Rise and Fall: A Review of the Literature

1.1 The Beginnings Of The Movement.
1.2 A Centre For Curriculum Development.
1.3 A Centre For Dissemination And Training.
1.4 The Functioning And Use Of Centres.
1.5 The Problems Of Assessing Teachers' Wants And Needs
1.6 Widening And Diversifying Of Services.
1.7 The Influence On Teachers' Centres Of Major Policy Changes
1.8 Evaluation Of Effectiveness.
1.9 Exploration Of The Issues Relating To Evaluation.
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The Approach
Staffing
Influences On How The Centre Works

DFEE Policy:
OFSTED Inspections:
Other Influences

Conclusion

CHAPTER THREE : 'The Teachers' Centre as a Strategy for Teacher Development in the Developing World': A Review of the Literature

1.0 A Concept To Sell Abroad
2.0 Teachers' Centres In The Developing World.
3.0 Major Issues Related To The Recent Development Of Teacher Resource Centres In Developing Countries
4.0 Teachers' Centres As A Strategy For Teacher Development

CHAPTER FOUR : Teachers Centres in Andhra Pradesh, India

1 Introduction
2 The study
3 Conclusions

CHAPTER FIVE : Teacher Resource Centres in Kenya

1 Introduction
2 The Study
3 Long-term influence of TACs
4 Suggestions for the future

CHAPTER SIX : Teacher Resource Centres in Nepal

1.0 Introduction
2.0 TRC Systems Described
3.0 Teaching Observed
4.0 Impacting On Schools
5.0 Conclusion

CHAPTER SEVEN : Teacher Resource Centres in Zambia

1.0 Methods Used In This Study
2.0 The School System
3.0 How AIEMS Works
4.0 What Is The AIEMS Approach To INSET
5.0 What happens in the School Based Workshops and Teachers Groups
6.0 How Are Teacher Resource Centres Used?
7.0 How Much Does All This Cost?
8.0 So, What Conclusions Have We Come To About Resource Centres?
9.0 How Sustainable Are Resource Centres and How Is The AIEMS Approach?
10.0 Future uses for the Resource Centres

CHAPTER EIGHT : Findings and Comment

1.0 Overview
2.0 Teacher resource centres as centres for resource access and development
3.0 Teacher resource centres as centres for in-service training
4.0 Sustainability
5.0 Teacher Absenteeism and TRCs
6.0 Summary of Findings

CHAPTER NINE : Implications and Options

Introduction
Option 1: The Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) Model in Kenya
Option 2: The TRC as a Model School
Option 3: TRCs as Resource Centres of Textbooks and School Supplies
Option 4: Textbooks, Learning Materials and Time on the Task of Learning
Concluding Remarks

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