ERIC Number: ED159623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The "ACTION MODEL" for Staff Development in a Secondary School.
Shields, Portia H.; Neal, Annie W.
Inservice training for teachers must provide opportunities for sharing among participants, involve teachers in planning and implementation, provide practical experiences, involve parents, be offered at a convenient time to allow full involvement, and offer experiences which teachers can use. One project for staff development began when a group of parents, teachers, and administrators committed itself to raising the reading levels of all students in a junior high school in which such levels had been deteriorating. Consultants helped design a staff development program, then met for the first phase with the entire faculty to allow teachers to express their concerns, to offer an opportunity for discussing a definition of and priority for reading and variables which affect progress, and to share strategies which could be used with students. Teacher completed inventories helped consultants focus on specified needs. Phases two and four consisted of individual and small group sessions with the consultants to consider strengths and weaknesses of teachers and pupils. Phase three was a total group session focused on test taking skills and on teacher made tests. Phase five involved visitation in this classroom by the consultants. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)