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Introduction: The Work of Staff Development

by Gary A. Griffin - 1983

The functions of this introductory chapter are fourfold. First, the timeliness of a yearbook on staff development in schools is discussed from several vantage points including professional, organizational, and societal ones. Second, the premise that staff development is a central function of school maintenance and improvement is advanced. Third, staff development as work is argued from a set of overarching premises which emerge, in large part, from subsequent chapters in this yearbook. The chapter concludes with a brief introduction to the remainder of the volume.

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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 82, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 6, 1983, p. 1-12
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19025, Date Accessed: 1/21/2022 9:43:36 PM

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