ERIC Number: ED382375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Designing Professional Development for Change. A Systemic Approach.
Professional development from the school system's point of view is a planned, comprehensive, and systemic program designed by a school system to improve all school personnel's ability to design, implement, and assess productive change in each individual and in the school organization. This booklet provides an overview of and strategies to implement professional development. Part 1 delineates the differences and the overlap between such concepts as staff development, inservice education, and professional development. Part 2 is titled "Learning Transfer through Professional Development," and includes discussions of transfer theory in systemic reform; methods of promoting learning transfer; success in promoting learning transfer; the components of learning transfer; applying transfer in professional development projects; and creating an environment conducive to learning transfer. Part 3, titled "Making the Change," discusses taking charge of change, assessing the results, and the paradigm shift needed to engage in long-lasting change. (Contains 59 references). (DR)
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Change, Inservice Education, Professional Development, School Districts, School Personnel, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A