ERIC Number: ED338568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Professional Development Schools: Status As of 1989. Occasional Paper No. 9.
This study examined the progress made toward restructuring teacher education in exemplary school settings or professional development schools (PDS). The report is divided into 5 parts: (1) a review of recent PDS-related literature; (2) a description of the study methodology, including interview protocol design, and the sites selected for consideration; (3) an analysis of general program characteristics; (4) a presentation of the 14 criteria or necessary elements of a PDS and an analysis of the data; and (5) a brief commentary on the findings. Of the 21 settings included in this study, 20 of the universities involved are either members of the Holmes Group or are Ford Foundation grant recipients for the development of PDSs. The findings and conclusions suggest that efforts to establish a PDS are hampered by two factors: inadequate resources and inadequately anticipated obstacles. None of the projects studied appears to meet all or even most of the 14 established criteria; only a few came close to meeting even a few of the criteria. An appendix provides the interview protocol and a brief bibliography. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Educational Renewal.