ERIC Number: ED238848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Implementing a Self-Directed Staff Development Program with a District-Based Leadership Model.
Bailey, Gerald D.
A district-based leadership program has been designed to train teachers in self-assessment so they may independently improve their instructional skills. Teachers are trained to analyze their behaviors objectively through the use of audio and videotape. Instruction is also provided in creating and using checklists to assess classroom instruction via audiotape and/or videotape playback, and in strategies for dealing with input from students relating to teacher instructional performance. The district-based leadership hierarchy, which sustains this type of staff development program, is divided into five levels: (1) superintendent; (2) staff development director; (3) staff development steering committee; (4) building-level adminstrators/partner-teachers/demonstration teachers/consultants; and (5) classroom teachers. The functions and responsibilities of individuals at each level of the leadership hierarchy are discussed in this paper. (JD)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Feedback, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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