ERIC Number: ED316509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Cruise Control: The Promise of Professional Development.
Schuman, Lucy J.
This paper describes a professional development effort designed to revitalize, remotivate and reactivate an experienced staff of teachers. This program creates an organizational culture in which each individual is perceived as a learner and a leader. The program is designed to meet the needs of the teaching staff at any place in their career cycle and aims to establish an organizational culture which promotes lifelong learning. The aim of the program is to give teachers a chance to hone their intellectual skills and translate what they learn about learning and teaching to the classroom setting. To this end, each school in the district has a reading and research room set aside for the use of the teachers. Time is made available for the teachers to use the room during their work day. The room is outfitted with professional journals, books, tapes, and electronic media. Teachers are encouraged to do field-based research during their work day. Teachers are also encouraged to engage in individual professional development activities, to attend conferences, and to observe other classrooms. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (14th, San Antonio, TX, November 17-21, 1989).