ERIC Number: ED465591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Building a Community for Science.
Walton, Emma L.
Professional development for effecting school change and school improvement is a community endeavor. While effective professional development requires all components of the local setting to be considered, the complexity of the educational system prohibits simple solutions. Building a community of leaders helps insure success in the change process. Leaders can be teachers, principals, administrators, and individuals in the community. This chapter describes an on-going 25-year professional development program for improving science education in the Anchorage School District. The development and maturation of the program are described as well as the impact on the program from various school and community members. Strategies to involve teachers, principals, central office staff, superintendents, boards of education, and related school and community members are identified. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, School Community Relationship, Science Instruction, Science Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Note: In: Developing Teacher Leaders: Professional Development in Science and Mathematics; see ED 451 031.