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ERIC Number: ED395124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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