ERIC Number: ED340090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: 0
School-Focused Staff Development Guide.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Evidence suggests that school focused staff development programs are more likely to bring about real school improvement because the individual school is the primary unit of change. These guidelines for the development and implementation of school-focused delivery of staff development programs were prepared for Georgia school systems. The term "school-focused" refers to empowering staff at the school level despite the location of delivery. The introduction to the document presents background information and a model for school-focused staff development. The next section discusses roles and responsibilities of participants, training, and training for implementation. Four steps of implementation--committee organization, needs assessment, plan development, and program implementation--are presented in the next part. An evaluation model and plan are described in the fourth section. The last section discusses the change process with a focus on an adoption model. Appendices include the staff development plans of counties, components of effective inservice training, Clarke and Richmond evaluation plan format, and evaluation questions. (111 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.