ERIC Number: ED264185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Career Stages of Teachers: Implications for Professional Development.
Allain, Violet Anselmini
There is a trend to bring professional development of teachers, whether it be graduate college courses, district held workshops, or some other in-service programs, under closer scrutiny. This is a partial response to demands for accountability and the problems inherent with the "greying" of the teacher workforce. A growing body of research indicates that a teaching career has structure whereby teachers reflect different behaviors, knowledge, job skills, attitudes, and concerns at different points in their careers. The career of a teacher often follows a regular developmental pattern. Some of these research studies have revealed year phases which seem related to each teacher's development. Special attention needs to be given to the stages of a teaching career and how these levels can impact upon the type of professional development which will be most relevant to teachers. Three models for professional development are offered: the support model, the decision-making model, and the study model. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).