ERIC Number: ED233434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
In-Service for School Principals: A Status Report.
Daresh, John C.; LaPlant, James C.
Executive Review, v3 n7 Apr 1983
An examination of literature in the field of staff development reveals five models of inservice for principals. The traditional model involves enrolling in courses at colleges and universities. Institutes are short-term specific learning experiences. Competency-based training identifies knowledge and skills needed and focuses on influencing programs. The inservice academy is similar to the traditional model, but an agency provides classes. In networks, individuals from differennt schools and districts link together to share information. Evaluation of these models reveals that adults learn best in situations where they are connected to the process. The Principals' In-Service Program, developed with support of the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, builds on the positive features of the five models. Piloted in 1978-79, it focuses on the needs of local schools and principals. The structure is a collegial support group of 6-10 principals working together with a trained facilitator on long- and short-term problems with a defined agenda. Participants are committed to a full day once a month for 2 years. The group allows principals responsibility for their own learning and development. No implication is meant for superiority of any one of these models. The principals' role is important, and effective inservice education must be a priority for the 1980's. (MD)
Descriptors: College Programs, Competency Based Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Management Development, Networks, Postsecondary Education, Principals, Staff Development
Publications, Institute for School Executives, 210 Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Inst. for School Executives.
Identifiers: Principals Inservice Program