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ERIC Number: ED426052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 213
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-9665687-2-9
Designing Standards That Work for Professional Development Schools. Commissioned Papers of the NCATE PDS Standards Project.
Levine, Marsha, Ed.
This book presents seven papers that focus on the design of standards for Professional Development Schools (PDSs), highlighting the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Professional Development School Standards Project. The first paper, "Designing Standards That Work for Professional Development Schools" (Marsha Levine), introduces the topic. The second paper, "Worthy of the Name: Standards for the Professional Development School" (Gary Sykes), examines arguments for and against developing standards for PDSs. The third paper, "Professional Development Schools: A Literature Review" (Lee Teitel), analyzes the state of the art on the subject. The fourth paper, "The NCATE Professional Development School Study: A Survey of 28 PDS Sites" (Roberta Trachtman), presents the results of a survey conducted among PDS sites nationwide. The fifth paper, "From Here: A Synthesis of the Chicago Discussions on PDS Standards" (Donald Freeman), captures the subtleties of these conversations by representatives from each survey site. The sixth paper, "Accreditation Standards and School Improvement: Putting Methodology in its Proper Place" (Thomas A. Wilson), explores the relationship between PDS standards and design of an assessment program that would achieve standards for identifying and supporting quality in PDSs. The seventh paper, "Finance and Policy Structures That Support the Sustenance of Professional Development Schools" (Jon Snyder), presents four case studies. An appendix presents draft standards for Professional Development Schools. (SM)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.