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ERIC Number: ED313335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Redefining Teacher Evaluation and Staff Development: An Ownership Model for Professional Improvement.
Witherspoon, Eric
Even though an underlying assumption in most teacher evaluation models is that the evaluation process will lead to improvement of instruction, the evaluation process is seldom linked to a staff development program. A new staff development model is described which focuses on professional improvement for the teacher. In this model, each teacher becomes an active decision maker who works as a partner with the principal to annually develop a professional improvement plan. Individual plans may include attending local and state conferences and workshops, visiting model programs, taking classes, peer coaching, or other appropriate professional growth activities.The goal of the program is to improve instruction by developing teacher ownership and responsibility for professional growth and improvement. The principal and the teacher are active participants in the process. To facilitate the process, a list of model sites, conferences, workshops, courses, exemplary programs and teaching strategies is given as a resource guide to the teachers in the program. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana