ERIC Number: ED465589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Effective Professional Development for Teacher Leaders: Lessons Learned from K-6 Mathematics Teacher Enhancement Program.
Friel, Susan N.; Bright, George W.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported a wide variety of teacher enhancement projects in order to identify and explore strategies that are effective in bringing genuine, long-term teacher change, and, ultimately, long-term systemic change in schools. In November 1994, with funding provided from NSF (Grant Number ESI-9452859), a small, informal conference was held that focused on teacher enhancement in elementary mathematics education with the goal being to organize, summarize, and discuss what is known about factors for effective teacher enhancement. A number of common principles emerged that may be used to guide development of teacher enhancement programs in K-6 mathematics education. This article summarizes these principles, with special attention given to professional development for teacher leaders. (Contains 24 references.) (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
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Note: In: Developing Teacher Leaders: Professional Development in Science and Mathematics; see ED 451 031.