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Edelfelt, Roy A.

Works: 45 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 7,520 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Roy A Edelfelt
Careers in education by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an introduction to careers in education, covering teaching, administration, and special services, with information on work schedules, preparation, salary and fringe benefits, and other aspects of each job, and including firsthand accounts from people working in the field
Perspectives on organizations : viewpoints for teachers by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first volume in a series of training publications, "Perspectives on Organizations," designed to develop among future and practicing teachers an awareness of what organizations are, how organizations affect them, and how they can deal with organizations. The materials in this series were developed when Teacher Corps decided to include the study of organizations in its 1975 Corps Member Training Institute for preservice and inservice teachers. The preface underscores the significant contribution the study of organizations can make to the field of teacher education. Part I, "Teaching and Learning About Organizations," contains an overview, rationale for the study, and instructional objectives. Part ii, "Life in Organizations," is an introduction to organization theory and basic related concepts. Divided into two sections, it deals with the questions, "Why study organization?" And "What are organizations like?" The subject of Part iii, "Organizations in Action," tells how the instructors and learners might go about exploring organizational concepts. Activities in Part iii can be used to enrich the examination of key concepts and to draw on the experience of participants as a critical element of learning. An appendix includes abstracts of selected readings and a suggested film list along with a bibliography. (Sk)
Perspectives on organizations : the school as a social organization by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document provides ideas and information for those responsible for preparation of education personnel. It includes papers and other materials expressing several views on organizational problems in schools. The problems that teachers encounter in coping with the social hierarchy within the school are discussed as well as their responsibilities to the organization itself. School systems are examined from a sociological point of view. The nature and status of teaching is explored within the framework of the school as a social system operating in the wider arena of the community. (Jd)
Teachers for the new millennium : aligning teacher development, national goals, and high standards for all students by Leonard Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Italian and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of conference papers addresses such issues as: the changes in policy, practice, and research necessary to ensure that teachers meet the needs of all students; and the partnerships and strategies needed to acquire and use the resources that will effect these changes. The ten chapters of the book are: (1) "The Courage to Change" (Mary Hatwood Futrell); (2) "Who Will Prepare the Next Generation of Teachers?" (Mary E. Diez) with a response by Edward M. Wolpert; (3) "Right-Sizing Teacher Education: The Policy Imperative" (Nancy L. Zimpher) with a response by Edward R. Ducharme; (4) "The Influence of Agencies on Teacher Preparation: Social Justice in the New Millennium" (Carl A. Grant) with a response with by Kathleen Densmore; (5) "The Preparation of Teachers for a Diverse, Free Society" (Martin J. Haberman) with a response by Barbara G. Burch; (6) "Teacher Education and Interprofessional Collaboration: Creation of Family-Centered, Community-Based Integrated Service Systems" (Dean Corrigan) with a response by Roy A. Edelfelt; (7) "Partnerships for Quality Teaching" (Richard W. Riley); (8) "Building a Strong Foundation: The Importance of Knowledge and High Standards in Improving Teacher Education" (Sharon Porter Robinson); (9) "Agenda for Tomorrow" (Roy A. Edelfelt) and (10) "a Plan for Action" (Leonard Kaplan). Congress participants are listed in the appendix. Each chapter contains references. (Nd)
Staff development for school improvement : an illustration by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document contains 11 papers on school staff development: (1) "The Staff Development for School Improvement Program" (Winifred I. Warnat); (2) "a Teacher's View of a Staff Development Project" (Lynn Kleiman); (3) "Staff Development from the Principal's Perspective" (Dixie Hibner); (4) "Stepping-Stones to Success" (Barbara A. Skone); (5) "Benefits of Staff Development Projects for Downsized Schools" (Gerald L. Jennings); (6) "Boosting Morale and Improving Communications" (Alethea Helbig); (7) "Reflections on How to Be a Successful University Facilitator" (Beth Van Voorhees); (8) "University-Public School Collaboration: a Personal Perspective" (Marylyn Lake); (9) "Personal Reflections of a Staff Development Coordinator" (Larry J. Thomas); (10) "An Outsider's Critique of the Program" (Roy A. Edelfelt); and (11) "The Role of Qualitative Methods in Evaluation" (Ronald G. Corwin). (Cj)
Staff development, staff liberation : report of a conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking in-service education by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this nine-chapter book is to (a) ferret out ideas and recommendations for revitalizing and reconceptualizing inservice education, and (b) replicate or adapt the Workshop on Reconceptualizing Inservice Education for which the first seven chapters were written. Chapter 1 examines the historical forces which have developed and now characterize inservice education, and examines future prospects. Chapter 2 describes Washington State's experience with process standards adopted in 1971 for the preparation of school professional personnel. Chapters 3-5 discuss concrete experiences with collaboration in Washington State and abstract considerations of inservice education. Chapter 6 questions traditional practices, functions, and terminology regarding certification and inservice education, and considers new roles for teacher organizations in a changing political context. Chapter 7 presents a discussion based on a preworkshop reading of chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 8 reports on the discussions of 87 selected people who read the first seven chapters, examined the purposes and assumptions stated earlier, and developed recommendations for rethinking inservice education. Chapter 9 is one person's reflections on prior chapters, observations from listening to the 87 people as they deliberated, and perceptions of necessary next steps. (Author/PB)
Perspectives on organizations : schools in the larger social environment by Ronald G Corwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the interaction between school and social context is divided into two parts. The first section examined some environmental factors external to the school that directly influence school policies and practices. Citizen participation in school activities and the relationship of the school to the state are two of the topics examined. The second section is a series of activities designed to be used in an instructional setting, which explore the complex relationships among schools and their local, state, or federal sociopolitical environments. This volume is the third in a series examining the nature of the school as an organization. (Author/LH)
The Role of the State educational agency in the development of innovative programs in student teaching by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breakaway to multidimensional approaches : integrating curriculum development and inservice education by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two significant themes are considered as part of a conceptual whole in this book: curriculum development and inservice education for teachers. Curriculum development is considered in many dimensions--the logic of subject matter, teacher opinion, student need, parent opinion, political climate, fiscal policy, psychological climate, ethnic values, organization theory, and research findings. Inservice education is regarded as inseparable from curriculum improvement and as a legitimate part of a teacher's regular duties as a professional. Nine essays present viewpoints of American and British educators under the following titles: (1) "Why Integrate Curriculum Development and Inservice Education?" (2) "a Permanently Tentative Curriculum;" (3) "Collaborative Research: Implications for Inservice Development;" (4) "Partnership for Curriculum Development: a Personal View;" (5) "Toward Ecology-Based Curriculum: a Model for Professional Growth Through Participatory Research and Development;" (6) "Multicultural Perspectives for Curriculum Development and Their Relationship to Inservice Education;" (7) "School-Focused Curriculum Development and Inservice Teacher Education;" (8) "Models of Multidimensional Curriculum Development and Inservice Education; (9) "Breakaway to Multidimensional Approaches." Appended is an outline for interactive ecology-based curriculum development (using mathematics as an example). (Jd)
Teacher centers--where, what, why? by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions most frequently asked about teacher centers are presented in a question-answer format. The rationale of teacher centers, their relationship to the school, and how they function are discussed. Also included in discussion are financing, staffing, governance, and planning. Three active teacher centers are described. (Jd)
The Seattle Conference: The Role of the State Department of Education in Teacher Education; [papers and speeches] by Seattle Conference: The Role of the State Department of Education in Teachers Education( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons from the Teacher Corps by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is a nontechnical summary of an extensive sociological investigation of the Teacher Corps, which was restricted to 10 universities and 42 schools. Data drawn from observation, questionnaires, and interviews with teachers, professors, and interns are used to present a composite picture of the program. The document includes a history of the Teacher Corps program, gives reasons for the evaluation study, and indicates methodology used. Two different kinds of information are woven together throughout the report: (a) generalized findings from the 10 Teacher Corps sites studied and (b) illustrative material drawn from two different sites--an urban university and a southern university. The summary of findings reports some intern dissatisfaction and friction with teachers. Specific characteristics of interns and teachers in the program and school changes are among the areas covered in the summary of findings. Conclusions drawn from the study are reported at the end of the booklet. (Ja)
Teacher centers and needs assessment by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective needs assessment is not an end in itself but a continuing means of meeting the needs of students and teachers. It is an integral part of other activities such as planning, operating, and evaluating school programs and teacher center activities. The key to comprehensive needs assessment is the support and cooperation of the teachers, students, parents, and administrators who will be involved in the study. This booklet describes five approaches to needs assessment: 1) pulling together existing data, 2) conducting a survey, 3) using observation and advisors, 4) conducting interviews, and 5) studying students. Appendices with sample needs assessment tools and bibliographies follow the text. (Cj)
Developing teachers : fifth year programs for outstanding students( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inservice education : criteria for and examples of local programs by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first section of this book presents a discussion of the criteria to be used in developing and evaluating inservice teacher education programs. The criteria are decision-making, relationship to the program of the school, resources, commitment to teacher education, and rewards. Section Two contains descriptions of nine inservice programs. (Jd)
The experience of higher education with teacher centers by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five institutions of higher education having federally-funded teacher centers are examined in this monograph. Observation visits were made to the centers, and personnel from the teacher center, the university, and the public schools were interviewed. The study sought information on the use of the university's resources, interaction among professors and teachers, and the teacher center as an asset to the university. The five case studies approached the basic questions from different angles: (1) "Institutionalizing a University-Based Teacher Center--Chicago Teachers' Center, Northeastern Illinois University"; (2) "Connecting Professors and Teachers--Hernando County Teacher Education Center, University of South Florida"; (3) "Reshaping a Teacher Center after Federal Funding--Madison County Teacher Center, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville"; (4) "Taking a Teacher Center to a School--Pittsburgh Area Center for Teachers, Carnegie-Mellon University"; and (5) Improving High School Teaching"--San Fernando Valley Teacher Center, California State University at Northridge." The final chapter includes a brief description of each center and a summary of data from the five sites. (Jd)
Inservice education : demonstrating local programs by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven essays on various aspects of implementing inservice education programs are presented: (1) considerations for developing local inservice education programs; (2) demonstrating collaborative governance; (3) evaluating inservice education; (4) variables affecting the implementation of inservice education programs; (5) techniques and strategies for demonstrating effective practices in inservice teacher education programs; (6) demonstration of delivery systems for inservice education; and (7) institutional responsibility for inservice education. Appended is a list of reports and readings on inservice education projects from the eric data base and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. (Fg)
Block grants and staff development by Margo Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of standards in teacher education by Roy A Edelfelt( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the history of standards in teacher education, sketching the results of major studies and projects that have recommended standards for teacher education. The report offers a definition of standards, examples of standard-setting efforts over the years, efforts by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, questions basic to standards, and lessons learned. Four patterns are evident in reports over the years: (1) recommendations for improving teacher education are similar over 130 years; (2) standards are motivated in part by perceptions of dire national needs, concerns with variation in preparation programs, and availability of new science or knowledge to give direction where it was once absent; (3) almost no acknowledgement of previous reports in each new report; and (4) little of the time to support the recommendations (with the recommendations instead representing self-evident beliefs). (Contains 25 references and lists 19 other reports.) (Sm)
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