ERIC Number: ED422277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Professional Development Schools: Policy and Financing. A Guide for Policymakers.
Clark, Richard W.
This guide helps advance professional development schools (PDSs) in assisting the simultaneous renewal of teacher education and schools, offering concrete suggestions regarding the financing and policies needed for PDSs. The publication offers information to help people make informed decisions concerning the laws, regulations and finances of PDSs. The following subjects are addressed: (1) What Are Professional Development Schools? (2) What Are the Major Benefits of Professional Development Schools? (3) What Are the Major Problems Facing Professional Development Schools? (4) What Approaches Should Be Taken To Finance PDSs? (5) What Policies Are Needed? (6) Start-up and Operating Costs for Professional Development Schools (offering two model schools); (7) Comparative Costs of Using and Not Using PDSs; and (8) Where Can More Information Be Obtained? (Contains 3 tables and Publications on Professional Development Schools). (SM)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 1307 New York Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-4701 ($7).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.