After 3 years of workshop experience, the Eastern Regional Institute for Education (ERIE) has produced this document describing a rationale for workshops which places emphasis on participant involvement and on the planning, conducting and evaluation of a workshop for groups of participants ranging in number from 15 to 500 persons. Major sections of this volume deal with the rationale for inservice education, a working philosophy for workshops, and procedures for organizing and managing a workshop. The first section, rationale for in-service education explains the importance of in-service training and the need for workshops. The philosophy of workshops describes the applications of social systems to workshop planning and execution, the methods of involving participants in workshop activities, and the importance of involving administrative personnel in workshop activities. The third section, flowcharts, indicated procedures for organizing a workshop. This section describes the use of flowcharts and the construction of a chronological and timetable of tasks to be performed in order to plan and execute a workshop. Additional sections list the literature cited and suggested readings. A separate volume of flowcharts is designed for use with the major narrative section on procedures for organizing and managing a workshop. A 23-item bibliography is included. (Related document is SP 005 798.) (MJM)
Eastern Regional Institute for Education NY
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Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.
National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.