ERIC Number: ED241510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development: A Matter of Survival.
Matthews, Doris B.; And Others
An in-progress staff development program in a small, rural school district in South Carolina strives to make teaching and supervising more rewarding to the staff member while at the same time improving instruction for students in the schools. The program is the result of attempts by the school district to survive through staff development. With limited funds to institute change, the school district utilized consultants from a nearby college and university. Components of the 5-year program include needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. In anticipation of staff growth, the model moves from structured to less structured experiences and focuses on weaknesses identified by a variety of sources. One of the plan's major strengths is classroom follow-up. A self improvement plan is appended, and charts and figures are included in the text of the report. (JMK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Districts, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (New York, NY, March 10-13, 1984).