ERIC Number: ED364996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession.
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Ed.
This book describes a recent trend in the school restructuring movement--the professional-development school. These schools are committed to the acquisition and sharing of knowledge among all members of the educational community and depend on research-practitioner collaboration. In nine chapters, contributors explain the function, structure, and philosophy of the professional-development school. Contents include: (1) "Developing Professional Development Schools: Early Lessons, Challenge, and Promise" (Linda Darling-Hammond); (2) "Wells Junior High School: Evolution of a Professional Development School" (Lynne Miller and David L. Silvernail); (3) "In Pursuit of a Dual Agenda: Creating a Middle Level Professional School" (Pamela L. Grossman); (5) "Perils and Potentials: A Tale of Two Professional Development Schools" (Jon Snyder); (6) "Professional Development in Action: An Idea with Visiting Rights" (Jean Lythcott and Frank Schwartz); (7) "The Los Angeles Professional Practice School: A Study of Mutual Impact" (Johanna K. Lemlech, Hillary Hertzog-Foliart, and Arlene Hackl); (8) "Creating Professional Development Schools: Policy and Practice in South Carolina's PDS Initiatives" (Barnett Berry and Sally Catoe); and (9) "Change for Collaboration and Collaboration for Change: Transforming Teaching Through School-University Partnerships" (Sharon P. Robinson and Linda Darling-Hammond). References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Professional Development, Professional Development Schools, School Restructuring, Teacher Centers, Teacher Education
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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