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ERIC Number: ED472719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Form and Substance in Inservice Teacher Education. Research Monograph.
Kennedy, Mary
Much of the reform rhetoric about professional development is geared toward the form that such development should take. This monograph advocates collaboration among teachers, schoolwide participation in professional development, programs that extend over time and are interspersed with classroom practice, and programs that include classroom visitations. Much less has been said about what the content of such programs should be. This paper reviews studies of inservice programs that aim to enhance mathematics and science teaching. It focuses exclusively on studies that examine the effects of these programs on student learning. The review suggests that the differences between programs that mattered most were differences in the content that was actually provided to teachers, not differences in program formats or structures. Contents include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The Literature"; (3) "Programs Aimed at Improving Student Learning in Mathematics"; (4) "Programs Aimed at Improving Student Learning in Science"; (5) "The Relevance of Other Features on Inservice Programs"; and (6) "Summary and Conclusions". (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)
National Institute for Science Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706. Tel: 608-263-9250; Fax: 608-262-7428; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.