ERIC Number: ED246004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Impacts. A Report on the Teacher Development Program.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
The four year Teacher Development Program in Ohio features inservice programs which are based on adult learning styles; the learning is self-directed, experiential, job-related, problem centered, and individualized. Staff development activities encourage participants to be actively involved, allow flexibility and freedom of choice, use a variety of instructional formats appropriate to the learning objectives, and reflect actual conditions of educators. The programs are ongoing, have both long- and short-range goals, and are supported and encouraged through board of education policy and administrative leadership. Common to all is a climate for growth in the school that encourages personal and professional development. The 374 Teacher Development projects throughout the state are diverse, but several feature such common elements as: planning committees, needs assessment, experimental programs, staff development teams, teacher-led staff development, clinical supervision, video tapes, resource centers, inservice credits, small-group staff development, individual plans, building-level programs, and newsletters. Program coordinators' reports and statistical profiles of staff development activities are included in this report. (JD)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, Faculty Development, Individual Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Secondary School Teachers, State Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Identifiers: Ohio; Teacher Development Programs