ERIC Number: ED347829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-7
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A Model for Effective Staff Development.
Barnes, Gregory A.
A broad range of literature on staff development, an important component of intensive English programs (IEPs) is reviewed, and an interactive staff development model is proposed. The model calls for three layers of staff as defined in TESOL's Statement of Core Standards--Administrative, Instructional, and Support--that may mutually enhance one another's professional growth. Four assumptions are questioned: (1) staff development has as its first goal the promotion of institutional effectiveness, not the individual's career advancement; (2) staff development requires a specialist; (3) staff development means inservice training and has a structured program; and (4) staff development is something done for subordinates. The interactive model includes the following components: performance review, indirect review, demonstrations, task collaboration, modeling, and specialized tasks. Examples of reciprocal behaviors and activities are provided from one person's experience in establishing an IEP during the past 3 years. Contains 12 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (26th, Vancover, British Columbia, Canada, March 4-7, 1992).