ERIC Number: ED332476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
State Incentive Grant District 75/Citywide Special Education. Staff Development Program 1989-1990. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
This report documents the evaluation of a New York State Incentive Grant that was designed to improve the quality of instruction in New York City schools for students in Specialized Instructional Environment (SIE) classes during 1989-90. The program offered 25 hours of staff development training for SIE teachers and related service providers, and 20 hours of in-service professional development for paraprofessionals. The program allowed personnel to design school-based staff development plans based on participant interest inventories as well as provide district-administered mini-courses in specific areas and a full-day conference. The concept of staff empowerment guided the program. Evaluation of the program planning and implementation process and of the training outcomes resulted in six recommendations, including: establishment of clear guidelines concerning the roles of the Central Consultation Committee and the Programmatic Consultation Committees; provision of more training activities on weekends in conference form; and provision of workshops addressing the needs of specific groups. Over 3,000 staff members participated in various SIE training activities (i.e., a college course, school-based training, a SIE conference, and mini-courses). The report details the evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions, and recommendations. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Elementary Secondary Education, Grants, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Workshops
Special Education Evaluation Unit, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston St., Room 736, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education
Note: The evaluation was conducted by the Special Education Evaluation Unit.