ERIC Number: ED294839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Factors to Consider in Planning Effective Staff Development Programs. Occasional Paper No. 17.
This paper identifies a number of factors that staff developers should consider in planning an effective program. A staff development program is considered to be effective if teachers adapt the material or content learned into their classrooms and retain the implementation over time, if teachers and administrators express satisfaction with the program, and if student achievement in basic skills is increased. The following dimensions to consider in planning a professional development program are discussed: (1) program purpose; (2) organizational content; (3) program delivery; (4) scheduling of activities; and (5) program policy and management decisions. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Staff Development Council, Oxford, OH.