ERIC Number: ED342120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Staff Development As a Function of Organizational Development.
Richardson, M. D.; And Others
Skills required for developing staff evaluation models are closely linked to skills required for staff development. Leading a vital, growing, innovative, dynamic school system requires risk-taking, stretching, painful, exhilarating change. This change is accomplished through staff development. Real staff development is not confined to one or two in-service days when the faculty listens to a motivating speaker, attends a show and tell workshop, and chats with co-workers over coffee and danish. Staff development that promotes true school improvement demands thoughtful, long-term planning; commitment to specific goals; and the same tender nurturing from administration that is required in guiding a child through adolescence. To do this, administrators need the ability to: conduct system and staff needs assessment to identify areas for concentrated staff development and resource allocation for new personnel. (22 references) (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (Orlando, FL, November 16-20, 1990).