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ERIC Number: ED125150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 5
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Catching the Kinks in Staff Development Programs.
Barrera, Rebecca Maria
Many exciting and successful staff development programs with different goals and objectives and using varied techniques and approaches have been realized in recent years. Each was successful not only because of the unique approaches it utilized, but because of the careful planning and preparation that encompassed each program. A number of crucial elements common to each of these model programs should be explored. Among these essential ingredients are an appropriate assessment of teacher needs before inservice sessions are scheduled, a carefully prepared outline of the year's objectives, a realistic schedule for activities, a provision for release time, morning sessions whenever possible, a reward system, well-prepared agendas, capitalization on hired consultants, and a plan for evaluation of the entire program and each of its individual sessions and components. Looking at the methods for implementing the actual training, one might consider some of the following structures: workshops, institutes, seminars, study groups, micro-teaching, intervisitation, master-teacher rotations, and carousels. (Author/IRT)
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Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.