ERIC Number: ED439236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Administrative Leadership Institute Project. Section 353. Fiscal Year 1998-99.
Inverso, Diane; Brady, Kevin
The Administrative Leadership Institute offered a Leadership Institute, Regional Group Meetings, and online support to administrators of adult basic and literacy education programs in Pennsylvania. The program was developed following a needs assessment that gathered information from administrators in the state. The Leadership Institute, held in Philadelphia, drew 49 administrators from 37 agencies to workshops on 6 topics (managing change, creating a professional development plan, task and process balance, planning for technology, team building, and conflict and feedback skills) to inform participants' practice through situational learning activities. Regional groups built on the work of the Leadership, Institute and were facilitated by one of the administrators from the region who had attended the Institute. Results from two self-evaluation surveys completed by the participants demonstrated changes in their practices and beliefs in the direction of use of situational learning activities that encouraged participants to examine topics in light of their own practice. In addition, the project provided a sense of community for practitioners who have traditionally been working alone. The project concluded that professional development is most effective when it happens over time; that professional development should encourage reflection; that professional development should recognize different learning styles; that it should foster community; and that it should validate professionals as professionals. (Curriculum for the workshops is included in this report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Attitude Change, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Leadership Training, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Professional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Staff Development, State Programs, Workshops
Advance State Literacy Resource Center, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Floor 11, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-9192; Web site: http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/pde/able/slre.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania