Cover: The Role of School Administrators in Staff Development

The Role of School Administrators in Staff Development

Published 1980

by Nicelma J. King


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Provides a brief overview of the staff development process as observed in 16 school districts. Describes and critiques the three roles central office administrators most commonly assumed in the staff development process: (1) decisionmaker, (2) trainer, and (3) facilitator. Although central administrators frequently assumed these three roles, they rarely participated in the staff development programs. The paper suggests that staff development programs would be more effective if administrators participated in them directly and shared responsibility for school improvement.

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