ERIC Number: ED310272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Professional Development for LEA Staff. FEU Bulletin No. 1.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Objectives of the ongoing Continuing Professional Development for Local Education Authority (LEA) project in the United Kingdom are to enhance the skills of LEA staff by defining the future education curriculum, exploring definitions of quality, developing a program of continuing professional development (CPD) for curriculum managers at the LEA level, structuring the CPD in modular form, and designing a competency-based CPD profile and seeking accreditation for each module. To date the project steering group has (l) conducted a survey of 52 LEAs and 6 training agencies using questionnaires, structured telephone interviews, and extended face-to-face interviews to collect data that will be used to design a CPD competency-based profile and develop sample CPD modules; (2) conducted a needs analysis using the DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) method to develop a list of competency statements of current and predicted LEA functions; and (3) developed a preliminary description of the functions of an LEA based on the finding of the DACUM exercise and the survey. Findings so far indicate that many of the skills and behavior patterns of management are highly complex and that the project team needs to decide whether to look for basic principles only, or whether some detailed analysis is necessary in determining and meeting management staff training needs. Until that decision is made, and as project work progresses, fundamental training needs of LEA advisors are being identified, and short training modules are being developed to try to address them. (NLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom