Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1991

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Larry Wald

Second Committee Member

Jack L. McPherson

Third Committee Member

Conrad H. Potter


The staff development programs recommended through literature and programs in actual practice in the state of Washington were studied. Thirty-two school districts responded to a questionnaire based on important findings in the literature. The results showed strengths and weaknesses in staff development programs. This study did indicate that staff development programs in the state of Washington had many of the elements of effective staff development as set forth in the literature.