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Literature review for a study of inservice training of teaching staff in desegregated school districts. The review draws together the literature from several different content areas which appear relevant as background for the study: desegregation-related inservice training, current approaches to inservice training in general, school desegregation effects and the implementation of educational change. The literature indicates that the current trend in staff development delivery models is consonant with the suggestions of the research on effective educational change, specifically, participant involvement in program planning and implementation and strong administrative support. Program descriptions found in the literature provide a fair amount of detail on the overall structure of desegregation-related inservice, but the relationship of a given program to the real problems faced by the participants is largely inferential. The absence of literature on the intersection of successful staff development and successful desegregation limits the ability to relate the two.

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