Identifying the major contemporary models of staff development, this comprehensive resource shows educational leaders how models can be effectively designed and implemented to meet the multifaceted professional development needs of any school. Emphasizing the essential connection to student outcomes, the authors unpack and analyze types and variations of models and provide concrete guidelines for initiating, assessing, and improving a model's impact on learning.
Grounded in current research, the book provides an in-depth examination of:
- Models to support individuals
- Collaborative personal/professional direct service models, e.g., mentoring and coaching
- Collaborative and cooperative models
- Models designed to achieve curricular and instructional change.