ERIC Number: ED472665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Profiles of Selected Promising Professional Development Initiatives.
Cohen, Carol; Gerber, Peter; Handley, Claire; Kronley, Robert; Parry, Megan
In 2000, the Finance Project received a planning grant to launch a new initiative on financing professional development in education. This report represents efforts to identify and develop a database on promising new approaches to professional development in education, profiling 16 initiatives recommended by knowledge experts and representing a variety of types. Information was collected via telephone interviews with program leaders and review of selected program documents. For each initiative, the report includes the following programmatic and fiscal information: purpose and goals of the initiative, including alignment with district or school level reform efforts; the auspices, sponsors, and partners associated with the initiative and their respective roles; program design and structure, including professional development activities and their scope; history and development, including why and how the initiative was undertaken and how it has evolved; issues of costs, resources, and financing; results associated with the initiative, how they are measured, what they show, and how they are used; plans for sustaining, scaling up, and replicating the initiative and fiscal and other implications of doing so; and lessons learned. The full interview and data collection protocol is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.