ERIC Number: ED163650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Procedures and Patterns for Staff Development Programs. Field Test Edition.
Bishop, Leslee J.
This resource guide suggests ideas for implementing needs assessment, evaluation, monitoring, and planning for staff development programs. It grew out of experiences of 148 Georgia school systems that in 1974 initiated staff development programs. It maintains that leaders of staff development programs ought to be able to conduct a learner needs assessment, select an educational improvement program, identify needed staff competencies, organize and implement the program, provide administrative support, and evaluate the program. The booklet presents a proposal for making the basic plan for the staff development project also serve as the structure for evaluation. A monitoring plan contains such components as conducting a needs assessment, developing statements of goals and objectives, and determining the competencies of personnel. Because there is often a gap between identified learner needs and the consequent instructional program, a process of developing increasingly specific objectives and system components is recommended and explained. A detailed outline and chart include step-by-step procedures for instituting a staff development program. A final chapter and the appendix summarize staff development programs in Georgia in 1974-75. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Center for Curriculum Improvement and Staff Development.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light print of original document