ERIC Number: ED472666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Issues and Challenges in Financing Professional Development in Education.
Cohen, Carol E.
In 2000, the Finance Project received a planning grant to launch a new initiative on financing professional development in education. This report reflects and summarizes what the Finance Project learned during the planning year about both traditional systems of professional development and reform efforts and how they are financed, focusing on preservice and inservice training. It highlights the role of finance in maintaining current systems and some of the key challenges of these systems that reform initiatives are attempting to address. Drawing on the "Profiles of Selected Promising Professional Development Initiatives," the paper also analyzes the financing strategies and challenges that leaders of several new types of professional development initiatives are grappling with in aligning financing with their reform goals, looking at federal or state policy initiatives, school district initiatives, initiatives developed outside the public schools, and partnerships. The paper concludes by outlining several major areas for further work on financing needed to support the burgeoning movement to improve professional development in education (understanding costs, aligning funding sources and financing strategies with initiative goals, building incentives for change, and learning from other systems). (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.