ERIC Number: ED429935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
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Effective Professional Development Schools. Agenda for Education in a Democracy Series. Volume 3.
Clark, Richard W.
This book presents a theoretical basis for Professional Development Schools (PDSs) as well as practical guidance for establishing, funding, and evaluating them. It offers a comprehensive view of the role that PDSs play in today's educational renewal efforts and insights about the potential that a quality PDS can bring to learning at many levels. It explores some of the key concepts that school- and university-based educators need to consider as they work together in PDS settings. The eight chapters are (1) "Introduction: Definition, Description, and Benefits of a Professional Development School (PDS)"; (2) "Cultivating the Fabric: Conditions in Creating a PDS"; (3) "Cutting the Cloth: Forging a Common Educational Mission"; (4) "The First Layer of Clothes: Processes in Creating a PDS"; (5) "Style, Not Fad: Essential Qualities of an Effective PDS"; (6) "Keeping the Britches Up: PDS Costs and Financing"; (7) "Ensuring that There Really are Clothes: Evaluating a PDS"; and (8) "Lead On: The Leadership Imperative." The book includes an essay by John Goodlad addressing the challenges of school-university partnerships. (SM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development Schools, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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