ERIC Number: ED280828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
School Evaluation as a Change Agent Model for Staff Development.
King, Robert L.; And Others
The inservice program described in this paper was a developmental process that focused on formulating solutions to problems identified by the needs assessment and coordination of staff development activities. The premise upon which this model was based was a recognition of the need for teachers to be actively involved in inservice activities that offer planned experiences, activities, and studies that will increase their knowledge and improve their skills. The program involved 45 elementary teachers and 2 administrators from 2 Pennsylvania schools who participated in developing criteria to assess buildings, administration, curriculum, staff, and support services. Over the 2.5-year duration of the project, faculty involvement and the degree of staff development were assessed. The program was conducted in four phases: (1) a self evaluation by the faculty and administration of the schools; (2) an evaluation of the schools' programs and processes conducted by a visiting committee; (3) the school's consideration of the findings of the evaluations; and (4) a follow-up questionnaire study with tabulation and analysis of the data. A discussion is presented of the findings of the needs assessment and the factors that either prohibited or propelled the changes that had been recommended by the program participants. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ARIN Intermediate Unit 28, Indiana, PA.; Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania. Graduate School.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (10th, Denver, CO, November 22-26, 1985).