ERIC Number: ED472668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Cost Framework for Teacher Preparation and Professional Development.
Rice, Jennifer King
In 2000, the Finance Project received a planning grant to launch a new initiative on financing professional development in education. This report contributes to the understanding of resources required to successfully implement, replicate, or scale up professional development initiatives. The first section examines what preservice and inservice teacher preparation and professional development look like. The second section focuses on understanding the costs of preservice and inservice professional development, including personnel costs; facilities, materials, and equipment; travel and transportation; and research, development, and dissemination. It also looks at distribution of the cost burden. The third section presents directions for future work, including: expanding the cost framework to other educators, making the cost framework more seamless, applying the cost framework, exploring economic trade-offs, and comparing professional development investments with other fields. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Costs, 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.