ERIC Number: ED200258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Staff Development Programs Addressing the Problem of Staff Non-Productivity in the Classroom.
Halisky, Nicholas L.
Based on a literature review and interviews with administrators at five California community colleges, this report examines staff development efforts undertaken to improve the productivity of classroom instruction. Chapter I reviews the literature on staff development, considering the following issues: increasing demands for educational accountability; characteristics of cost-effective education; the changing emphasis in staff development from sabbatical leaves and publication requirements to teaching improvement; and the purposes of staff development. Chapter II presents case studies of institutional efforts undertaken to improve teacher productivity based on interviews with administrators from Columbia College, Victor Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Saddleback College, and De Anza Community College. For each college, the case studies look at the type of staff development program in use and evaluate its effectiveness. Finally, Chapter III draws upon the case studies to identify and discuss the components of a successful staff development program, including: support from all members of the college community; adequate funding; minimization of faculty members' feeling of threat; and administrative evaluation and follow-up of the staff development efforts. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Columbia Junior College CA; De Anza College CA; Mount San Jacinto College CA; Saddleback College CA; Victor Valley College CA
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Pepperdine University.