ERIC Number: ED291914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Principles and Techniques for Effective ABE Staff Development. Examples from Five Exemplary Programs.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
This document provides information about five adult basic education (ABE) staff development programs that illustrate the use of the principles identified in a research report. (The 70 principles and 39 corresponding techniques relate to planning and conducting training for ABE teachers and other staff.) Each of these staff development projects presents a real life example of one or more of the staff development principles. Although four of the five projects are statewide efforts, the examples given have all been applied to local ABE programs with ABE practitioners. Fairfax ABE Program, Virginia, illustrates the technique of a professional development plan and principle of allowing participants to choose their involvement and linking training to an individual plan. The San Francisco State University technique of coaching addresses the principle of oncall assistance of colleagues at the work site. The technique of staff exchange, which the Wisconsin ABE Program illustrates, involves the principle of providing teachers with the opportunity to meet and share ideas. The Oregon Talent Bank, Oregon State University, phased training technique shows the principle of spacing staff development over time. Maryland's Adult Performance Program illustrates the technique of training for program development and the principle of making staff development a part of program development. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education.
Note: For related reports, see ED 274 785 and ED 279 789.