ERIC Number: ED201038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Monograph on Staff Development.
Smith, Theodore, Ed.
Designed to provide information for those who make decisions about staff development at the school district level as well as for those responsible for implementing school-site programs, this monograph is based on the premise that an integral part of any school improvement effort is an organized, sustained, and comprehensive program of staff development. The first chapter discusses the rationale for a staff development program, cites recent legislation that promotes staff development, and presents categories that might be considered for the content of a staff development program. The second chapter covers the management aspects of staff development, suggests ways school districts and schools can develop a coordinated system, outlines administrative responsibilities, and describes the processes and activities that take place in quality programs. The final chapter treats strategies and criteria for program evaluation and poses questions that might be asked to determine whether or not a school district has the structure necessary for maintaining a comprehensive staff development program. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Responsibility, Continuing Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Instructional Improvement, Planning, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Legislation
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Scaramento, CA 95802 ($1.50 plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.