ERIC Number: ED472951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-31
The 4 Ws of Sustained Professional Development for Science Teachers.
Meyer, Janice D.; Barufaldi, James P.
Sustained professional development is a program in which teachers receive over 100 contact hours for professional development purposes. Although the characteristics of sustained professional development programs are well defined, the questions that were not answered were: "What kind of teachers are attracted to these types of programs?" and "What kind of experiences do they look for?" This paper introduces the Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRCEST) program, which sets an example and investigates the characteristics of teachers attracted to the program. (Contains 12 references.) (YDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science (St. Louis, MO, January 30-February 2, 2003).