ERIC Number: ED229397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Project FAST (Federally Assisted Staff Training).
In 1981-82, over 4,500 staff members and parents of the Detroit Public Schools participated in the inservice education programs funded through the Federally Assisted Staff Training (FAST) Project. These activities were carried out in over 140 workshops to provide training for the academic improvement of Title I target students. The following categories represent the thrust of the sessions: (1) teacher and paraprofessional teams, (2) teacher behavior improvement, (3) classroom discipline, (4) learning disabilities, (5) individualized instruction, (6) mathematics material development, (7) classroom material production, (8) affective education, (9) perceptually handicapped, (10) parent training, (11) self concept, (12) career education, (13) classroom management, and (14) reading in content areas. Questionnaires (see Appendix B) for staff members and parents were sent to elicit the extent to which participants found the workshops to be helpful. Consultants, group participants, goals and objectives, and materials and/or exercises were perceived as workshop strengths. Weaknesses of staff development programs are discussed and recommendations are presented. Samples of inservice training sessions and evaluation reports are included in the appendices. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Project FAST