ERIC Number: ED218276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Status Report on the Program for Effective Teaching (PET).
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
During the 1979-80 school year, the Arkansas Department of Education, in cooperation with institutions of higher education and local education agencies, initiated a comprehensive staff development and instructional supervision program in school districts throughout the state. The purpose of the program, called Program for Effective Teaching (PET), was to field-test a staff development and instructional supervision model which would improve the skills of elementary and secondary school teachers, the teacher training skills of college professors, and the supervisory skills of school district administrators and Arkansas Department of Education personnel. This report describes initial efforts to present the staff development model, including collaborative efforts made by the Arkansas Department of Education, local school districts, and institutions of higher education, and the impact of the program on educational institutions in the state. Information on PET is provided in seven sections: (1) introduction; (2) background; (3) need; (4) expected outcomes; (5) procedures used to initiate PET; (6) results of PET after one year; and (7) summary, conclusions, and recommendations. Tables and charts are used to supplement information on the PET 25-day teaching cycles, PET training, funding sources, school district participation, sample participant responses, and involvement of institutions of higher education. An addendum, compiled in May l981, presents a statistical update on the progress of PET and considerations for the future. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Program Development, School Districts, Staff Development, State Departments of Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Supervisory Training, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Program for Effective Teaching AR
Note: For related document, see SP 020 452.