ERIC Number: ED197102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Staff Development in Technical and Further Education. A Summary of the Reports.
Fordham, Adrian; Ainley, John
A study focused on development of a sound methodology with which Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE) authorities, institutions, and staff could evaluate continuing staff development programs and activities. The methodology developed was college-based, focused upon the college staff development program, and considered the staff development responsibilities of general staff, senior staff, and college program organizers. This approach was consistent with a collaborative model for management of staff development. Whenever appropiate, the evaluation methodology sought information from two or more categories of staff to provide different perspectives on the various issues pertinent to the evaluation of staff development. These issues related to the background factors, processes, and outcomes. A questionnaire approach was used for gathering relevant information; where appropriate, the questionnaire included parallel forms of questions for each of the three categories of staff. Modifications were made to methods and measures such that the methodology could be suitable for evaluating specific staff development activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attendance, College Faculty, Colleges, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Personnel Management, Professional Continuing Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Committee on Technical and Further Education, North Ryde (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Note: For a related document see CE 026 258.