ERIC Number: ED294836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
What's So Hard about Staff Development? A Study in Face-to-Face Interaction. Occasional Paper No. 14.
Anang, Arlene; Florio-Ruane, Susan
Staff development carried out within a conference format is multidimensional, ambiguous, potentially face-threatening, and complex. It is dependent upon the interactional work that takes place during face-to-face negotiations. The skills and knowledge of the staff developer cannot be shared with a teacher in a vacuum, but are dependent upon the social relationships of the participants and how they negotiate the purpose of the interaction and their relative status and roles within it. A case study is presented of a meeting between a staff developer and a teacher, demonstrating the social complexity of staff development and why it is so difficult to accomplish. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Staff Development Council, Oxford, OH.