Attitudes Towards Staff Development

A major concern about staff development over the years has been that it was not viewed positively by teachers and/or administrators (Showers et al., 1987). However, when staff development increases teachers' knowledge and skills in ways that are applicable in their classrooms, their attitudes are positive and their teaching improves (Showers et al., 1987). Planning and implementing effective staff development is important in helping all students achieve literacy.
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