ERIC Number: ED264231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development: The Educator's Change Process. Final Report of the Regional Study Award Project.
Van Schoiak, Glen
A report is given of a major study on effective staff development and its role in school improvement efforts. A review of research literature identified key process variables that foster effective staff development activities within successful school or district change efforts. Questions guiding the review of research included: (1) What processes (factors) were described and discussed in research studies on staff development and school improvement? (2) How were such factors significant in contributing to the effective change strategy? How was significance determined? (3) What staff development processes correlate with successful change efforts? (4) What factors from the research on effective schooling correlate with factors identified in research on organizational development? (5) What factors (across research bases) are identified as supportive of effective and lasting change in schools and programs? and (6) What application assumptions can be derived from the research-based factors (variables) identified? Appendices include samples of forms used in program evaluation, significant professional development findings, and guidelines for effective needs assessment. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.