ERIC Number: ED378741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
State Incentive Grant District 75/Citywide Special Education Staff Development Program (SIG) 1993-94. OER Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
This evaluation of the State Incentive Grant (SIG) training program in 1993-94 compared five schools in the city of New York with relatively high involvement in SIG training and good planning with five schools reported to have low SIG involvement and poor planning. The evaluation also included a sampling of workshops at the District 75 annual conference and an assessment of Central Consultation Committee (CCC) meetings. Interviews with educators found that the highly involved schools were more aware of the role and function of the school-based advisory committees (SBACs), their SBACs had adopted more strategies to inform staff about SIG options, the SBACs more actively sought input from staff regarding their professional interests, and their administrators participated more at SBAC meetings and encouraged SBAC initiatives. The District 75 annual conference attracted more educators than the previous year, and most workshops were well received by participants. The CCC appeared to be committed to developing strategies to maximize staff participation and improve the way staff development is delivered. Recommendations include: increase staff participation in SIG and enhance the effectiveness of the SBACs, capitalize on the successes of previous annual staff conferences, improve the effectiveness of the SIG Coordinator, and expand CCC's influence on the performance of the SBACs. Appendices provide supporting data. (JDD)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Conferences, Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Incentives, Inservice Teacher Education, Meetings, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Staff Development, State Aid, Teamwork, Training Allowances, Workshops
Student Progress Evaluation Unit, Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 734, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.