ERIC Number: ED209240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Washington State System for Coordination of Staff Development. The Staff Development Coordination Study. Final Report.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This report outlines the roles and responsibilities, pertaining to the improvement amd coordination of statewide teacher inservice, of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) in the state of Washington. After a field-based research study was conducted, a system was devised by which the SPI can improve coordination of staff development programs and resources among the major agencies involved: SPI, educational service districts, institutions of higher education, teacher centers, Teacher Corps, local school districts, private schools, and professional organizations. The system is designed to: (1) facilitate the sharing of limited staff development resources; (2) establish a statewide communication and information channel; (3) link providers and users of staff development in program planning; (4) provide training for those responsible for staff development; (5) improve the quality of needs assessments, evaluation, and implementation; and (6) gather information for use in statewide planning, policy making, goal identification, and priority setting. This voluntary communication and support system would consist of local level collaborative units (Staff Development Compacts) linked by a formal communication channel, the Staff Development Compact Council. This council would also provide specific support and training activities. Supporting components of the system are a state level interagency advisory committee, a committee to coordinate staff development activities for the system, and a coordinator serving as liaison with the SPI. In this report, an analysis is given of current coordination activities, factors which impede or facilitate coordination, and a proposed three-year implementation process. Recommendations are made for generating a sound system of coordination. (JD)
Descriptors: Coordination, Inservice Teacher Education, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Networks, Private Schools, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning, Teacher Associations, Teacher Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.