ERIC Number: ED392911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Project STAFF: Systematic Training Approach for the Future.
Kestner, Sandra S.
Throughout 1993-94, a team of adult education practitioners and state staff from the Kentucky Department for Adult Education and Literacy developed a staff development system for adult educators in the state. Input was gathered from the staff development advisory committee, from student and teacher focus groups, and through other public and private agencies. Some of the project activities included the following: literature reviews, analysis of staff development reports from other states' adult education programs, consultation with staff development experts and researchers, visits with business and industry professionals, attendance at retreats, attendance at national training-related conferences, needs assessment, evaluation, determination of teacher competencies, and decision making about training content. A comprehensive plan was developed with detailed goals, strategies, and timelines. The plan includes these parts: the staff training mission; core values; six goals with key strategies enumerated for each goal; methods of staff development (study groups, focus groups, support groups and teacher networks, individual professional growth plans, action research, inquiry, mentoring, peer observation and coaching, program exchanges, as well as conferences, classes, and workshops); tools for staff development; and recommendations for the future for teachers, volunteers, tutors, program administrators, policymakers, and students. (Contains 12 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. for Adult Education and Literacy, Frankfort.