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Personalizing Professional Growth

Personalizing Professional Growth
Staff Development That Works

July 1996 | 144 pages | Corwin
In current practice most staff development in the United States education system is designed for an entire school or district in a `one size fits all' approach. However, new approaches to staff development, based on constructivist learning theory, are beginning to acknowledge the individuality and self-determination of professional teachers.

Nine such models of staff development are presented clearly in this book, and the profiles of teachers and administrators most likely to succeed in each model are discussed. Methods of accountability for each model are also explained.

Looking at Other Professions
Adult Learning and Effective Staff Development
Instruction-Centered Staff Development
Focused-Training Staff Development
Focused-Research Staff Development
Merit Pay Staff Development
School Improvement Staff Development
Internal Career Ladder Staff Development
External Career Ladder Staff Development
Self-Directed Staff Development
A Combined Approach to Staff Development
Creating a Context for Personalized Professional Growth

"The practical suggestions detailed in Personalizing Professional Growth are immediately useful to educational leaders in their quest for genuine school improvement." 

Jean Wynne
Co-Director, Northeast Ohio Regional Professional Development Center, Cleveland State University, OH

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