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ERIC Number: ED170857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Educational Policy and Professional Development.
Brictson, Paula
The goal of the Michigan plan for school staff development is to clearly describe a comprehensive approach to staff development. The plan relies on two basic assumptions. The first is that local school staff should be involved in the planning process. The second is that the state has a unique and specific role to play in facilitating quality inservice training and in identifying areas of need. Accordingly, the specific skills or knowledge needed by school staff are identified by local professional staff development programs and by state department of education personnel with responsibility for the administration of categorical funds for professional staff development activities. The program developed has four phases and works over a three-year period. The four phases include a first phase workshop in which personnel are expected to increase their awareness, readiness, and commitment for staff improvement; a second phase that emphasizes management techniques; a third phase that emphasizes community involvement with particular emphasis on school climate; and a fourth phase that is concerned with training to improve student self-concept. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, l979)