ERIC Number: ED398229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Personalizing Professional Growth. Staff Development That Works.
This book presents ways in which a program of individualized professional development can be designed to function within the existing public school administrative and contractual structure. Eight models for professional development are presented, with a ninth option combining approaches: instruction-centered staff development, focused-training staff development, focused-research staff development, merit pay staff development, school improvement staff development, internal career ladder staff development, external career ladder staff development, and self-directed staff development. Profiles of the teacher and administrator most likely to succeed with each model are provided, as well as discussion questions for each approach. The underlying philosophical issues of each model, budget considerations, and accountability are also explored. Planning guides are provided for giving form and substance to the adoption of each model. The book also discusses the roles of the superintendent, the professional staff developer, the principal, and the union in planning and implementing personalized professional growth programs. The traditional obstacles to providing quality staff development, e.g., organizational and fiscal concerns, are confronted. (Contains 119 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Career Ladders, Change Strategies, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Public Schools, School Personnel, Staff Development
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (ISBN-0-8039-6433-1, cloth; ISBN-0-8039-6434-X, paper).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A