ERIC Number: ED360752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
How To Organize a School-Based Staff Development Program.
Wood, Fred; And Others
This booklet describes one of the earliest staff development models to support school-based improvement, the RPTIM model. The letters "RPTIM" represent the five stages of the school-based approach to staff development--readiness, planning, training, implementation, and maintenance. The model is based on the belief that the school is the primary unit of change and that careful long-range planning is crucial to realizing improvement. The model advocates the development of commitment, ownership, and a positive, supportive school climate; the continuous involvement of all staff members in professional development; and the design of inservice education based on adult learning theories. The first five sections provide information on the five stages of the model. Section 6 stresses that the stages are both sequential and interactive. Five key elements are reviewed: the use of expert help, the development of ownership and commitment, the full involvement of the principal, a focus on staff development to support school improvement, and an emphasis on research. A brief final section offers a general summing up. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Models, Participative Decision Making, Program Development, Program Implementation, Staff Development
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 611-93146; $6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.