ERIC Number: ED370915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Realizing New Learning for All Students: A Framework for the Professional Development of Kentucky Teachers.
McDiarmid, G. Williamson
This document provides a framework for the development of sustained and coordinated activities to support Kentucky teachers in learning the new roles and ways of teaching envisioned in the Kentucky Educational Reform Act. The report begins with a discussion of the context of reform, which is seen as consisting of two realities: new expectations for teachers and what teachers need to meet these expectations; and the perceptions of teachers' work, particularly the perception that teachers are only really working when they are with students. The report then discusses the process of learning to teach in new ways and the conditions needed for such learning. The third topic discussed is new learning for all students, specifically the opportunities for teachers to rethink and to learn about the subjects they teach. The report includes seven recommendations: (1) a task force on professional development; (2) networks to provide opportunities for teachers to learn and share new teaching ideas; (3) programs produced for Kentucky Educational Television, aimed at teachers, to demonstrate new teaching practices; (4) plans which can serve as prototypes for professional development committees; (5) a center where principals can learn about new teaching practices and about how best to support teachers; (6) subject matter councils in each of seven areas to help teachers develop new teaching practices in those subjects; and (7) videotapes and written case studies to document the process that teachers in various school settings go through to change their teaching practices. Contains 25 references. (LL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Partnerships in Education, Principals, Program Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, East Lansing, MI.; Partnership for Kentucky School Reform, Lexington.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990; Reform Efforts