ERIC Number: ED450112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Why Can't We Get It Right? Professional Development in Our Schools.
Speck, Marsha; Knipe, Caroll
This book offers new practices for raising student achievement as it advocates for responsible changes in the policies, structures, and operations of schools, providing a perspective to help educators face the challenges of professional learning on a personal level. Its 11 sections focus on: (1) "Introduction: Essential Questions about Professional Development"; (2) "Focusing Professional Development in a Standards-Based System"; (3) "Creating a Culture for a Learning Community"; (4) "Addressing Teacher Work Concerns Through Professional Development"; (5) "Promoting Individual Growth Through Professional Learning"; (6) "Challenging Districts Sustain Professional Growth"; (7) "Designing Your Own Model"; (8) "Tools for Implementing a Professional Development Design"; (9)"Evaluating Professional Development"; (10) "Revisiting Past Perspectives to Underscore the Need for Change"; and (11) "Facing the Emerging Issues and Challenges of Professional Learning." The chapters begin with a scenario about the topic, then discuss why the topic is important, present information on the topic, and offer relevant links on the World Wide Web. (Contains 107 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Adult Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Leaders, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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