ERIC Number: EJ717831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 10
Improving Professional Development Systems: Recommendations from the Pennsylvania Adult Basic and Literacy Education Professional Development System Evaluation
Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, v15 n1 p33-35 Spr 2005
The recommendations from a two-part, formative evaluation of Pennsylvania's Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education professional development system are reported here. The first phase of the evaluation studied the relationships between the vision for professional development held by planners and facilitators and the ways in which participants actually experienced the range of activities offered. The second phase studied the impact of the system. The recommendations focus on the importance of building a shared vision for professional development, improving participation, responding to the professional development needs of a broad range of practitioners, balancing depth and breadth of offerings, improving the impact of professional development on individual practice and program structures, and building a process for ongoing evaluation.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Faculty Development, Adult Literacy, Adult Education, Educational Improvement, Program Evaluation
Commission on Adult Basic Education. Tel: 315-422-9121; Website: http://www.coabe.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania