ERIC Number: ED273018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development Update by School Administrators.
Worth, Charles E.; Worth, Maria M.
To provide an understanding of the issues and essential elements involved in developing effective inservice programs for administrators, information from research on teacher inservice programs was adapted in light of the insights of several administrators attending the 1986 national conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. These issues and elements and a model for effective inservice programs are presented in this paper. The central issues identified focused on (1) improving administrative inservice programs through shared effort, increased research, and a more professional attitude; (2) covering topics relevant to administrators, such as instructional leadership and the management of time and resources; and (3) providing for ways to cope with the expectations and demands of others. Twelve strategies for improving inservice programs include (1) making training specific, (2) obtaining staff input, (3) urging commitment to change, (4) developing useful materials, (5) combining local and imported expertise, (6) observing others' practices, (7) using feedback, (8) individualizing programs, (9) using trainees as trainers, (10) meeting personal goals, (11) involving administrators at all levels, and (12) finding appropriate incentives. The inservice training model suggested emphasizes clearly defined goals, specified roles, observation of other programs, strategies for commitment and participation, and followup support. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (San Francisco, CA, March 1-4, 1986).