ERIC Number: ED185158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
What Do We Know About Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools? Volume 2: Effective Teacher-Support Systems to Improve Instructional Conditions in Schools.
Liggins, Joseph D.
Urban school districts must initiate effective support systems to enable their human resources to respond quickly and adequately to the social and educational changes occurring in cities. This paper presents a staff development model, the components of which are planning, delivery, and needs assessment. The author stresses the need for an assessment tool developed to reflect the job description for each staff role within a school. The importance of following up personnel assessment with assistance to improve importance is discussed. The author describes the Houston Independent School District's Competency Based Teacher Development Program which focuses around four themes: (1) diagnostic and prescriptive techniques; (2) classroom management techniques; (3) teacher effective strategies; and (4) multicultural awareness. Sample forms and objectives for a staff development program are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Paper prepared for the Urban Education Program, CEMREL, Inc.'s National Conference on Urban Education (St. Louis, MO, July 10-14, 1978). For related documents see UD 020 351-361 and UD 020 363.