ERIC Number: ED330644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-17
Reference Count: N/A
Relating the Curriculum Study to Staff Development.
Clarke, Robert; Snow, Gordon
Staff development is a school district activity that is generating more activity and becoming more expensive. As the amount of dollars spent increases, so will the demands for accountability and results. Traditional methods for determining staff development programs are inadequate or incomplete. A more effective method is to relate the staff development activities to a comprehensive curriculum study, such as a curriculum audit. The result will be that the activities related to staff development will also be related to correcting recognized weaknesses in the curriculum. The concept of a curriculum audit and its subsequent stages are described, and an outline is given of the steps taken to conduct such an audit by the Crestwood (PA) School District. It is noted that not all audit recommendations can be addressed through staff development and that some latitude for staff-initiated staff development activities should be provided, preferably after the audit and its recommendations are made available for scrutiny. (Author/IAH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Audits (Verification), Board of Education Policy, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Educational Needs, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Staff Development
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Curriculum Audits
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (15th, Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).