ERIC Number: ED223612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development and the /I/D/E/A/ School Improvement Project.
Wood, Fred H.; Johnson, Gil
The Institute for Development of Educational Activities (/I/D/E/A/) School Improvement Program (SIP) is based upon a school-based approach to staff development and school improvement program known as the Readiness, Planning, Training, Implementation, and Maintenance (RPTIM) Model. There are five stages to the RPTIM Model: (1) readiness, dealing with issues of school climate, developing group norms and group expectations, and goals for improvement; (2) planning, developing specific plans for conducting professional development activities required to achieve goals; (3) training, the stage where the staff development plans are implemented; (4) implementation, the stage in which new knowledge and skills learned in inservice training are installed into everyday practice; and (5) maintenance, behaviors installed in daily practice are monitored to assure that they continue to be used. These stages are defined by a total of 38 model practices which identify the specific tasks that are to be completed in each stage and the persons who are responsible for making key decisions. Schools that participate in the SIP involve parents, teachers, administrators, students, and interested community members in the five-stage RPTIM cycle. Results of informal evaluation studies from SIP schools, in their second or third year of implementation, are presented. Information is provided on how /I/D/E/A/ works with schools and districts, its cost, and the name of the contact person for the project. Appendix A outlines the 38 RPTIM Model Practices, and Appendix B presents a list of nine principal objectives on which programs are designed for SIP sites. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.