ERIC Number: ED419961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teacher as Learner: A Sourcebook for Participatory Staff Development.
Bingman, Beth; Bell, Brenda
Seeds of Innovation, v2 Spr 1995
This issue of the journal, "Seeds of Innovation," focuses on the teacher as learner, on creating successful supportive learning environments for professional growth and development. It draws from experiences of Tennessee adult basic education (ABE) practitioners who participated in the 1993-94 Literacy Trainers Institutes and the 1994-95 Learner at the Center Institutes conducted by the Center for Literacy Studies, as well as from other work. The issue is organized into five chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to participatory staff development. Chapter 2 covers planning staff development, taking into account participants' needs, developing a vision, and clarifying theories and models of education and staff development. Chapter 3 describes the process of designing an event, putting together the agenda of what will happen, selecting activities, and taking care of logistics. Chapter 4 deals with facilitation skills and challenges; chapter 5 discusses evaluation. Three appendixes provide additional resources: (1) information about the Institutes and the long-range staff development plan; (2) more resources for activities; and (3) a list of 52 resources for participatory staff development. Personal reflections, insights, and learning activities are interspersed throughout the chapters. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Inservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Workshops
Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee, 2046 Terrace Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-4351; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Center for Literacy Studies.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A