ERIC Number: ED368883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Participatory Staff Development: Lessons from Peers. Special Demonstration Project. Final Report.
Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Staff development workshops for teachers, tutors, and supervisors were conducted at the Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program. Staff and teachers were surveyed to ascertain staff development needs. Workshops were unique in that they were presented by peer teachers and supervisory staff of the program and invited all participants to share ideas and experiences. Topics of workshops included the following: assessing student needs and choosing appropriate materials for learners; understanding domestic violence and how to address it in the adult literacy classroom; instructional techniques for enhancing reading comprehension; learner-centered instruction and applications of curriculum; integrating reading and writing instruction; math instruction using manipulatives; enhancing thinking and problem solving skills; basic skill requirements in the workplace and helping students make transitions; and teacher self-evaluation and informal assessment of student learning. Assessment consisted of workshop participant evaluations at the end of the seminar, teacher-kept written record of seminar ideas applied by the teacher, and instructor observations done by the teacher supervisor to evaluate whether teachers had implemented elements of the workshop. Results indicated that teachers appreciated all the workshops. (The 12-page report is followed by these appendixes: survey for assessing teachers' interests and needs; workshop and final project evaluation forms; and materials used for staff development.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Family Violence, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Media Selection, Needs Assessment, Peer Teaching, Problem Solving, Program Development, Reading Comprehension, Staff Development, Thinking Skills, Tutors, Womens Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House.
Identifiers: 353 Project