ERIC Number: ED115606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Inservice Education; Current Trends in School Policies and Programs.
Davies, Daniel R.; Armistead, Catherine D.
This report on inservice education begins with an overview of the need for staff development programs. The districts contributing to this report offered their goals and objectives, their approaches to evaluation, and the new roles they see their teachers and administrative staff playing in education today. Chapter 1 contains a statement of the problem--how best to promote instructional staff development. In chapter 2, four school districts present examples of goals and objectives that will ensure a comprehensive and people-oriented program of staff development. The focus in chapter 3 is on the two levels of need that staff development programs are meeting. These needs are (1) teacher needs, and (2) organization needs. Examples of how several districts are meeting these needs are given. Program evaluation is the topic of chapter 4. Several different approaches to evaluation that school districts are using are discussed in this chapter. In chapter 5 the various roles of those involved in inservice education are defined, and again examples of programs are cited. Chapter 6 discusses the special needs of urban inservice programs, using the Dallas Independent School District as an example. A paradigm for studying teacher development is detailed in chapter 7. Finally, chapter 8 contains a summary of what is being done in the field of staff development. (RC)
Descriptors: Administrators, Humanization, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Staff Development, Teacher Associations, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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