ERIC Number: ED097139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development: An Emerging Function for Schools.
Wagoner, William H.
Due to the rapid expansion of knowledge and the school's increasing responsibilities, the educational job has been substantially modified. Thus, the school staff, like individuals in every walk of life, are finding it necessary to continuously increase their levels of competence. Professional performance requires that each educational practitioner be engaged in a program designed for his continuous professional improvement. Assuring the continued professional development of its staff must become as much a part of the school's operation as providing instruction for the children. This bulletin consists of: (1) a brief description of such current administrative concerns as broadened educational goals, curriculum change and development, shortage of qualified personnel, school district reorganization and consolidation; (2) identification of some general characteristics of past programs; (3) a brief review of highlights of such different approaches as teacher institutes, teacher reading circles, higher educations' involvement, and increased supervisory assistance; and (4) a brief discussion of some guides for developing programs. (NQ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, School Personnel, School Responsibility
NEA Publications, Order Department, The Academic Building, Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516 ($0.60)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Rural Education.