ERIC Number: ED197055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of Staff Development in Technical and Further Education. A Proposed Methodology.
Fordham, Adrian; Ainley, John
This report deals with the development of a methodology with which Australian TAFE (Technical and Further Education) authorities, institutions, and staff could evaluate staff development programs and activities. It focuses on two programs that reflect the diversity in program organization and major emphases adopted--South Australian Department of Further Education and Victorian Technical Schools Division. Following the introductory chapter, chapter 2 concerns the current world-wide emphasis on the continuing development of staff, particularly as it relates to technical and further education. Chapter 3 examines the various methods by which staff development programs can be managed and provides a basis for the description of the following chapter of the operations and the two staff development programs. General approaches to evaluation is the topic for chapter 5 and leads into a detailed account of the proposed methodology for the evaluation of staff development in technical and further education (chapters 6 and 7). Chapter 8 outlines the manner in which the trial phase of the study was carried out and includes suggested analyses by which data collected at either the college or system level may be examined. The final chapter discusses the application of the general methodology to specific staff development activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Faculty, Colleges, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Committee on Technical and Further Education, North Ryde (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; South Australian Department of Further Education; Victorian Technical Schools Division (Australia)
Note: For a related document see CE 027 667.