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ERIC Number: ED313330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 6
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Faculty Development From the Bottom Up: Analysis of the Six Year Experience of a Faculty-Run Faculty Development Program at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Emmons, Gary; Evans, Keith
A description is given of a faculty development program that is run by the faculty of the McCallie School, a private secondary school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three principles guide the program: (1) the quality of the educational program is the responsibility of the entire school community; (2) faculty that shares the responsibility for the educational program is empowered to act: and (3) as the educational environment improves, a sense of community evolves within the school staff. Descriptions are given of several salient features of the development program: (1) a mentor program, which is the central component of faculty development; (2) a faculty roundtable which allows individual teachers to call a one hour meeting of the faculty on any issue of concern; (3) faculty members participate in interviews of all incoming teachers and determine who will be hired; (4) a monthly newsletter to which any member of the school community can submit an article; (5) frequent formal and/or informal inter-visitation between classrooms; and (6) development of a common pedagogical vocabulary. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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