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ERIC Number: ED473157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Evaluating Professional Development Schools: Challenges, Contradictions and Tensions.
Maina, Faith W.
This paper describes the difficult task of performing a critical evaluation of a Professional Development School (PDS). The paper notes the often contradictory opinions of the stakeholders in regard to acceptable conceptual models and the tensions involved. The description is a result of active participation in PDS related activities, document analysis, and in-depth interviews with a select sample of 15 PDS stakeholders in a small New York rural PDS initiative. The analysis leads to the proposal of a conceptual model that clearly establishes the desired outcomes through negotiation and consultation with all stakeholders that ultimately informs the evaluation path. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (St. Louis, MO, November 7-10, 2001).