ERIC Number: ED320739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Staff Development in Rural and Small Schools. Small Schools Network Information Exchange. Number 8.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This packet contains 24 articles reprinted from books and journals dealing with effective staff development in small and rural schools. The articles are arranged in four sections. The first section reviews current research on staff development, discussing workable ideas, decision making principles, and general characteristics of effective staff development program. The second section contains detailed reports on specific staff development programs and efforts at the district and school levels, including formal and informal approaches that were proven to be successful. The third section focuses on collaboration and partnership in staff development. "Networks,""partnership,""consortiums," and other types of collaboration across school districts and regions are discussed. Interactive television technology also is suggested as a shared resource for staff development. The final section lists additional guidebooks, research papers, and practical reports on staff development. (ALL)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Education, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Staff Development
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands. Publications Department. 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($14.95 plus $2.50 postage/handling). Cite order number 9066-09.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.