ERIC Number: ED392759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development: Report from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Task Force on Improving Kentucky Schools.
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, KY.
This report presents the Prichard Committee recommendations on professional development of Kentucky teachers. They are based on the results of a steering committee of Kentucky educators and are being implemented in a Pew Charitable Trusts project. The overall finding was that for school reform to succeed in Kentucky, greatly enhanced professional development would be required, especially considering the Kentucky Education Reform Act mandate. Recommendations include: adoption of the teacher education reform as a top priority in the State; creation of teacher networks; allotment of additional professional development time for teachers; development of a model program under State auspices; establishment of a statewide center for reform; establishment of teacher councils; a roundtable for policy recommendations with public and private input; and review of the Regional Service Centers. (NAV)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Principals, Professional Development, Public School Teachers, State Departments of Education, State Legislation, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990