ERIC Number: ED243873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development. Background Papers for the Task Force on Education for Economic Growth. Working Paper No. TF-83-4.
Kane, Michael; Chase, Cheryl M.
Continuing training--"staff development" or "inservice education"--now seems integral to improving the quality of teaching and administration in our schools. Hard evidence of the effectiveness of staff is generally lacking. This paper offers profiles which include a short description, advantages and disadvantages, unknown elements, and costs, of six successful staff development programs in different parts of the country. The programs include: (1) Professional Growth for Teachers Benefits Students (Rochester, New York); (2) Teacher Retraining in a Context of Financial Incentives (Houston, Texas); (3) Comprehensive Professional Development (Montgomery County, Maryland, Jefferson County, Colorado; and Lincoln, Nebraska); (4) Career Ladder for Teachers (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina); (5) Multiple Approaches to Relieving Shortages of Science and Mathematics Teachers (Los Angeles, California); and (6) Staff Developemnt Through Research: Interactive Research and Development on Teaching (California and Vermont). (JMK)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Peer Teaching, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Shortage
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80295.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Task Force on Education for Economic Growth.