ERIC Number: ED231788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effectiveness of Concerns-Based Staff Development in Facilitating Curriculum Implementation.
Year one of a three-year curriculum implementation effort focused on facilitating curriculum implementation through diagnostic-prescriptive staff development guided by the concepts and tenets of the Concerns-Based Adoption Model. This curriculum implementation effort involved 12 kindergarten through sixth grade generalist teachers in an isolated Native elementary school in northern Canada. The curriculum innovation was a kindergarten through sixth grade provincial science curriculum. Various procedures and instruments used to assess Stages of Concern, Levels of Use, and Innovation Configuration are described, as is their specific use in assessing staff development needs. Also discussed are the evaluation of staff development efforts, and the assessment of the total effectiveness of the implementation effort. Among the conclusions reported is a finding that teacher Stages of Concern, Levels of Use of the Curriculum Innovation, and Configuration Use of the Innovation can be predictably influenced as a result of Concerns-Based Staff Development. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Innovation, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; Concerns Based Adoption Model; Levels of Use of the Innovation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983). The research described was funded partially by the Frontier School District #48.