ERIC Number: ED376618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Professional Development: Changing Times.
Policy Briefs, n4 1994
One critical means of reaching the goal to improve student learning is to restructure school time for professional development. This publication examines issues in promoting professional development for all staff during regular school time. The overview describes alternative strategies for effectively finding and using time to support professional-development needs and discusses the accompanying policy implications. Subsequent sections include profiles of a variety of local school district programs, a national professional development viewpoint, guest commentaries by both a student and a teacher involved in local programs, and lists of references and resources. A section on regional actions and agendas describes the responses from state education agencies and representatives of the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) to questions about where the time will come from and who will provide technical assistance and training. The actions of the following states are described--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (LMI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Flexible Scheduling, Professional Development, School Schedules, State Action, Statewide Planning, Time Factors (Learning), Time Management
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.