ERIC Number: ED416197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Policies and Programs for Professional Development of Teachers: Profiles of the States.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.
These profiles are a product of a 50-state study of state teacher professional development policies and programs for teachers conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education. The primary purpose of the work is to provide an information base for state policymakers interested in improving teacher learning opportunities in their states. An accompanying report discusses the state of professional development for teachers and the states' roles in professional development, and it provides information on state initiatives, state requirements, state funding, induction programs, and state incentives as of 1996. Each state profile lists the number of teachers, average years of experience for teachers, percentage of teachers holding Master's degrees, and average teacher salary. Each profile provides information on the following topics: (1) education policy context; (2) the state role in professional development (teacher certification policies, state-supported programs, and federal- or foundation-supported programs); (3) public funding for professional development (state, federal, and local funds); (4) impact of state policies on local professional development; (5) teacher compensation for professional development; (6) other professional development opportunities; (7) contacts/information resources; (8) publications and reports; and (9) ordering information. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Inservice Teacher Education, Policy Formation, Secondary School Teachers, State Government, State Programs, State Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 3440 Market Street, Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA.