ERIC Number: ED290357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Faculty Development in Colleges of Education: A Systemic Model.
Johnson, William L.; Snyder, Karolyn J.
A model for faculty development in colleges of education was developed based on the research on school planning, program and staff development, and school assessment. A needs assessment instrument was developed to identify training needs of principals in instructional leadership roles, and the instrument was revised to assess training needs of college of education faculty. The model for productive college management focuses on altering learning norms and entails a systems approach. Research indicates that planning in successful schools generally is collaborative and includes setting school improvement goals related to instruction; assigning goal-tasks to teams; and holding individual teachers accountable for their role in the school's success. Staff development is linked to school goals, is planned by staff, and includes workshops and subsequent teaching coaching. Development of the school's program results from instructional standards, and school assessment is based on an accountability model and includes measures of student gains and staff performance as they relate to school goals. The design of the needs development instrument to identify training needs is described in detail. Results of applying the instrument with college of education faculty are summarized. Fifty-three references and four tables including the study instrument are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Leadership, Models, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Effectiveness, Schools of Education, Skill Development, Staff Development, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A