ERIC Number: ED196822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Implementation of a Staff Development Support System Under Decentralized Management.
Chalk, Thomas C.; And Others
The formation of a consortium of three elementary schools was proposed and initiated to offer inservice teacher education experiences to 45 staff members. The consortium schools shared resources to increase the scope and quality of staff development activities. A staff development program was designed to meet both group (institutional) and individual needs. Group inservice education offerings were chosen based on a survey of staff needs. Activities that were evaluated as highly successful by staff were summarized and placed on file in a district clearinghouse for use by other schools. In addition, each staff member chose an individual area of inservice education for special emphasis, based on the results of a Self Appraisal of Performance Inventory. The effects of this individualized focus on student achievement were evaluated by measuring student performance on several Essential Objectives (minimum competencies) that correlated with the teachers' area of individual emphasis. Ninety-three percent of the students mastered all of these assigned objectives. All teachers evidenced at least one observable change in their behavior in the classroom as a result of their study of an area of specific interest or need. There was a noticeable increase in the standardized test scores in all three consortium schools. (Authors/CJ)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum submitted for Ed.D. program, Nova University, FL. Not available in print copy due to small print.