ERIC Number: ED465078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Professional Development Coordinator Competencies and Sample Indicators for the Improvement of Adult Education Programs. A Publication of Building Professional Development Partnerships for Adult Educators Project. PRO-NET 2000.
Sherman, Renee; Dobbins, Dionne; Tibbetts, John; Crocker, Judith; Dlott, Michael
This publication identifies a set of recognized skills and knowledge areas possessed by effective professional development (PD) coordinators. It is designed to enable PD staff and their supervisors to think reflectively about their PD system, to identify how the system builds on the strengths of the coordinator and the PD staff, to identify where there is room for improvement in the coordination and delivery of services, and to plan and implement strategies that enhance the overall quality of their program's PD activities. A brief overview of the competency development process is followed by a description of the overall organization of the competencies into these five categories, listed in the order in which the competencies and performance indicators appear: knowledge of adult education, PD leadership, design and delivery of PD, monitoring and reporting of PD activities, and community collaboration. Suggestions are made to use the competencies to improve PD at state, local, and PD coordinator levels. Appendixes include the Professional Development Coordinator Competencies and sample section of a Professional Development Coordinator Self-Assessment Instrument that uses four-point Likert scales to rate relevance to program, self-assessment, and existence of a goal for the year. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Effectiveness, Administrator Evaluation, Administrator Qualifications, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Competence, Competency Based Education, Coordinators, Critical Thinking, Job Performance, Job Skills, Mastery Tests, Minimum Competency Testing, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Test Use
For full text: http://www.pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/73.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Jim Parker was the Project Officer.