The tension between institutional needs and those of the individual has rarely been higher. Increasing demands on institutions to deliver set targets and value for money whilst adhering to set expectations and external constraints has led to an erosion of the notion of staff development. This book looks at how the conflict between the two outlooks emerges and what can be done to overcome it. Based on empirical evidence, the authors reveal what is happening in a range of institutions and explore the tensions between the personal needs of the individual and the demands of managers. They examine the reasons behind the conflict and discuss what measures can be taken to overcome it. The book will provide a central text on an important but relatively neglected subject of interest to all engaged in the profession.
Contents: Introduction: Meeting the needs of the individual and the institution, Gillian Trorey; Performance management and control of the professions, Richard Pring; The individual and the institutional: balancing professional development needs within further education, Rachel Brooks; Revisiting the purposes of continuing professional development, Christopher Day; Career dynamics in further and higher education, Julia Corkindale and Gillian Trorey; Educational change and teacher development, Catherine Scott and Steve Dinham; Professionals or prisoners? the competency-based approach to professional development, Ros Ollin; School needs, teachers' personal needs and the set agenda: conflict and challenges, Steve Belbin and Helen Swift; Complexity, creativity and personal development in headship, Adrian Raynor; The impact of information on individuals and organizations, Cedric Cullingford and Helen Swift; Whole school development policies: a case study, Christopher Greenfield and Cedric Cullingford; Leadership for sustainable development education, John Blewitt; Institutional development and professional needs: some reflections, Cedric Cullingford; Index.