Staff development, as it exists in 1977, became a reality as certain signal events occurred in the federal government's interest in educational research and development. Since the N.D.E.A., the Cooperative Education Act, the E.S.E.A., the Right- To-Read, and more recently, teacher training centers, competency and field-based programs, staff development activities have steadily increased.
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