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ERIC Number: ED168730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Principal and Staff Development in the School (With a Special Focus on the Role of the Principal in Mainstreaming).
Klopf, Gordon J.
The objective of this document is to provide the school principal with some understanding of the concepts of adult learning and development and an awareness of some of the processes and techniques involved in a staff development program. Chapters present a paradigm for growth, cover the planning of the staff development program, provide perspectives on understanding adults and their development, characterize "the enabling person," outline approaches to organizing for staff development, discuss ways to present information and explore dimensions of small group interaction processes and their potential for effective staff development. Experiential activities for staff development programs are suggested and formative and summative approaches to program evaluation are explained. New competencies required of the school principal for facilitating organizational change to implement Public Law 94-152: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (1975) are listed. Although the material can be used by anyone conducting staff development programs and sessions, it is advised that additional material and actual training may be necessary before competency is acquired. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Activities, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Adult Development, Adults, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Evaluation, Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Individual Development, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Principals, Staff Development
Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, New York 10025 ($2.50, plus $0.75 postage/handling)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY.