ERIC Number: ED192893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development: Models and Roadblocks.
Robertson, James S.
This brief paper indicates three strategies that can be used by child care program directors to promote staff development. The first strategy involves the organization of community school-age child care programs into associations and support groups. The second strategy emphasizes the direct, frank and honest discussion of issues between the director and the center staff. The third strategy is to hire an outside consultant or mediator to reduce staff dependence on the program director. The importance of formally recorded progress reports, work evaluations, standards, job descriptions, and policy statements which are clear and explicit is indicated. Inservice education is seen as the most viable and flexible opportunity for staff training. The ability to mold a staff development program to the characteristics of a child-care program is also seen as an important key to successful staff development. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at School's Out! A Conference on Day Care for the School-Age Child (Boston, MA, June 15-16, 1979). For other papers from this conference, see PS 011 714-726.