ERIC Number: ED395124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development through Distance Learning. Final Report.
Truschel, Jack; Kerrick, Joyce
A project was conducted to determine the need for and to create a distance learning-based staff development program for adult literacy instructors throughout Pennsylvania. Each of Pennsylvania's 306 adult literacy programs was sent a survey regarding their staff members' access to and knowledge about distance learning technology. Of the 100 programs responding (a 33% response rate), 97% indicated an interest in participating in distance learning. On the basis of the needs specified on the returned questionnaires, training modules were developed in the following areas: stress management, total quality management, teaching math, and time management. Staff development workshops based on the four modules were offered at several different dates and times; however, despite the high level of interest in distance learning indicated on the returned questionnaires, attendance at the workshops was extremely low. (Appendixes constituting more than 75% of this report contain the following: copy of the interim report; survey instrument and cover letter; letter announcing times/locations of the distance classes; and list of agencies providing adult literacy programs in Pennsylvania and program addresses and contact persons. The four project-developed learning modules are included: "You Want Me to Teach Math?" by Joyce Packard Kerrick; "A Distance Staff Development Presentation on Stress Management"; "A Distance Staff Development Presentation on Total Quality Management"; and "Time--Do You Manage It or Does It Manage You?" by Joyce Packard Kerrick.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Curriculum Development, Distance Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Modules, Literacy Education, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Staff Development, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Stress Management, Teacher Workshops, Time Management, Total Quality Management
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Lackawanna Junior Coll., Scranton, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania; 353 Project