ERIC Number: ED270890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development on Teacher Time: An Incentive Program.
Bradley, Thomas M.
Effective schools research offers administrators evidence of teaching methods that enhance student achievement; imparting this knowledge to faculty through staff development is essential. A solution to the problem of interrupting classroom time for staff development is to utilize teacher time in a nonthreatening method that is collegial in nature. Evening workshops taught by peers have been attractive to teachers in an Illinois school district. Salary schedule credit is an incentive for faculty to participate on their own time. A list of 17 other incentives is given, ranging from material rewards to peer recognition. In the school district described, workshops focus on classroom instructional skills. Examples of successful peer-taught workshops include introduction to computer-assisted instruction and classroom application, competency-based learning, and teacher expectations and student achievement. (CJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (10th, Denver, CO, November 22-26, 1985).