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ERIC Number: ED275045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-16
Reference Count: 0
School Staff Development Practices in the Midwest: A Comparative Study.
Cooley, Van E.; Thompson, Jay C., Jr.
Faculty development practices vary greatly among the four geographical regions of the United States, according to the results of a national survey of school districts during the 1985-86 academic year. Of the 353 districts sent questionnaires (all identified by state departments of education as having outstanding staff development programs), 267 responded. The 63 questions that were asked covered four topics: (1) how needs assessment is conducted, (2) how the programs are administered, (3) how evaluation and followup are performed, and (4) what superintendents felt about the programs' impact and teacher participation. The survey results suggested that sound staff development practices were most firmly established in the South. This report enumerates a number of the specific survey findings. (PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Regional Characteristics, School Districts, Superintendents, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (66th, Chicago, IL, October 16-18, 1986).