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ERIC Number: ED439158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-14
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to State Mandates: A Case Study of the Implementation of Local Professional Development Committees.
O'Connor, C. Richele; Herrelko, Janet
This qualitative study documented the variance of five different school districts and one consortium as they implemented Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). Two of the sites were pilot districts in the state of Ohio, which mandated that districts/consortiums create LPDCs effective in September 1998. The six different cases are presented and analyzed to reveal the most glaring differences in the approach to LPDCs. The districts varied in several ways, but the most notable were with respect to funding, remuneration for committee members, and the awarding of professional development units. Recommendations are made for incorporating more follow-up and reflection into teachers' plans. The information gained from this study should be useful to any districts that are trying to answer the question, "What is quality professional development?" An appendix contains the interview protocol. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky