ERIC Number: ED484902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Reference Count: 13
Community Colleges as Professional Development: Resources for Working Teachers. Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3). Policy Brief
Education Commission of the States
There is growing consensus among education reformers that professional development is at the center of education reform and instructional improvement. Teachers need to keep up with the changes in their subject field and developments in current practices and policies. Community colleges can meet the needs of new professional development strategies by addressing the inflexibility and inconvenience of other programs. The local nature of community colleges can better serve schools with limited access to opportunities offered in other venues. Costs to local schools and districts can be reduced by using community college facilities for the development and delivery of professional development
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Development, College Role, Teacher Improvement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Inservice Teacher Education
Education Commission of the States, 700 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.