ERIC Number: ED309149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Linking School and University Staff Development: A Partnership for Educational Improvement.
Holt, Dennis M.
The Teacher Education Center Act of 1973 in Florida mandates that the responsibility for operating programs of preservice and inservice education be shared jointly by the colleges and universities, the school districts, and the teaching profession. To improve the quality of individual inservice components of the plan, the legislature mandated increased consultant-teacher contact time for most inservice components. The non-credit, inservice activities offered through teacher education centers are identified and matched with university resources by contracts. The human resources of institutions of higher education are utilized to deliver staff improvement activities to meet district needs. A brief description is given of three models for the delivery of staff development that have served to effect growth in teacher competencies and the academic achievement of students. In one, full-time faculty are employed to fulfill identified staff development needs in two county school systems. Hired as a result of assessment of the school system's needs, these faculty members provide full-time consultant services and technical assistance in a variety of district program areas. Another model is designed to meet identified staff development needs by means of individualized, clinical-based staff development. The third model provides topic-specific workshops and conferences to help education personnel on a short-term basis. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida