ERIC Number: ED368696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes Based Staff Development. Reprint.
Boyer, Kathy; And Others
This policy paper summarizes the research on change and effective staff development to drive an outcomes-based, results oriented approach to increase student success. The paper provides a discussion of the following ideas necessary for practice: (1) participants must be involved in planning and developing training; (2) training must be relevant, sequentially structured, supported over time, and linked to individual participant competence; (3) individual schools are not the unit of change, but the center of change; (4) expectations of staff need to be clearly articulated and individuals need to be held accountable for learning and changing; (5) staff development must be an integral component of organizational development; (6) school leaders face an equally pressing slate of "new workforce skills"; (7) effective staff development must accommodate the change process; (8) reflect unequivocal and ongoing support from district-level and building-level administrators; and (9) staff development for student improvement means all staff are responsible for the learning needs of all students. The paper includes a chart that displays a continuum of effective outcomes-based staff development practices; a list of necessary actions in Kansas; and two appendixes that provide information on existing outcomes based staff development practices and proposed revision of Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) outcome #9. (LL)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, State Standards
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers: Kansas; Outcome Based Education
Note: For related documents, see SP 035 121-123.