ERIC Number: ED338868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Staff Development Effectively in Further Education. Discussion Paper in Continuing Education. Number 1.
A 1989 project provided models and ideas to help British further education colleges manage staff development more effectively. It examined the relationship between staff development and organizational development in colleges, found a common language for the two, and discovered ways of integrating their planning processes. A survey of literature concerned with further education curriculum and management established definitions of staff development. A seminar was held to obtain views of practitioners in the field on current management processes and practices. These preliminary findings formed the basis of case study work with two colleges that had identified specific and contrasting needs for staff development. Information and experience gained from these case studies were used to develop a staff development model based on the process of producing a college human resource plan. The model has five stages: (1) agreeing on definitions for staff development; (2) reviewing present systems for staff development; (3) identifying staff development needs at the macro level and producing a staffing forecast; (4) reviewing needs at the micro level and producing a staff development plan; and (5) monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of staff development. The model had implications for staff development as part of a business planning process, quality issues, and entitlement planning. (21 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Human Resources, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Continuing Education Research Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, England (2.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Warwick Univ., Coventry (England). Dept. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers: United Kingdom