ERIC Number: ED351295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Policy for Tennessee's Schools.
Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.
Professional development is an essential part of effective organizations, challenging policymakers and educators to create conditions conducive to student and teacher learning in each school. Tennessee's State Board of Education adopted a policy, consistent with the Education Improvement Act, pertaining to professional development which provides a framework recognizing the professionalism of teachers and administrators. The policy is designed to enhance the capacity of local school systems to provide professional development in each school emphasizing educational outcomes. This Professional Development Policy statement gives schools and school systems flexibility and responsibility for achieving results; recognizes that professional development is an essential ingredient in the continuous improvement of schools; outlines the role and responsibility of schools, the school system, and the state; offers a rationale for promoting professional development; identifies areas of focus and characteristics of effective professional development; discusses the role of other organizations including institutions of higher education and business and industry; and lists resources available to enhance professional learning. (LL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Board of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers: Reform Efforts; Tennessee