ERIC Number: ED464074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Professional Development for Teachers of Reading.
Grant, Peggy A.; Young, Edyth E.; Montbriand, Cathy
This paper examines several topics as they relate to the education of practicing reading teachers, including: the state of reading achievement in the United States; teacher thinking and professional development; the history of professional development for teachers of reading; professional development policies and guidelines recommended by various organizations; two basic theoretical approaches to professional development (teacher training and reflective practice); descriptions of various professional development programs (best practices programs, university based programs, coaching and mentoring, action research, inquiry support groups, and National Board certification); evaluation of professional development; the role of administration in professional development; and recommendations based on the literature. Three appendixes include guidelines for professional development, teacher licensure renewal in the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory region, and an action plan chart for action research development. (Contains 107 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Improvement
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ncrel.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.