ERIC Number: ED439867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Leadership in Accountability for Professional Development Systems.
Rude, Harvey; Stockhouse, Judy; Read, Jo Smith; Street, Steve; Murray, Karl
The Professional Development Leadership Academy supports states in transforming systems of professional development. This paper investigates accountability considerations that are necessary to determine the impact and results of professional development from a state systems perspective. The five areas of focus that comprise the Academy knowledge base include strategic thinking, leadership development involving state and local educational teams, organizational change, collaborative partnerships, and systems of accountability. Each state team that participates in the Academy is expected to develop a system of accountability that provides evidence of success and impact regarding professional development. The Academy has identified four complementary tools that have the potential to bridge the gulf between professional development and learner outcomes. These tools are: (1) a professional development curriculum for stakeholders responsible for the success of state professional development systems; (2) logic models of planned change that link resources, activities, and customers with short-, intermediate-, and longer-term outcomes; (3) balanced systems of accountability that ensure sufficient attention to educational equity, student achievement, and system outcomes; and (4) quality performance and results measures. (Contains 24 references.) (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Capitalizing on Leadership in Rural Special Education: Making a Difference for Children and Families. Conference Proceedings (Alexandria, VA, March 16-18, 2000); see RC 022 337.