ERIC Number: ED338566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Professional Development for Teachers: Current Trends and Future Suggestions.
Creating an effective and efficient program for continuing education and staff development among elementary and secondary teachers has become an important issue. Unfortunately, problems inherent to the current system have sabotaged the best of these individual efforts, leaving little in the way of productivity to show for the efforts that have been undertaken. Problem areas can and should be identified and avoided, and a systematic method for further education should be implemented that could forestall or eliminate many of these pitfalls. The current method of continuing development is obviously not working efficiently, but steps can easily be taken to modify this approach to best suit the needs of the teachers, schools, and students. This paper relates findings from a review of literature on inservice programs for teachers' professional development. The review suggests that the educational system has not applied to its own continuing education program those strategies it wishes to implement in its schools Forty-six references are included. (Author/IAH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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