ERIC Number: ED488833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Deep Change: Professional Development From the Inside Out
Peery, Angela B.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Professional development for teachers is at a crucial period. In order to help students meet demanding new standards, teachers must have greater success than ever before. The concept of "teacher as learner" must be explored more deeply by educators. At the core of this concept is the idea that many reforms undertaken in the name of greater student learning also apply to the ongoing learning of teachers. In "Deep Change," Peery examines both theory and practice and recommends five key processes for increasing teacher learning that will improve staff development at a minimal cost. Peery also includes numerous examples of teacher growth taken from diverse contexts. Sections include: (1) "Why Staff Development Must Change"; (2) "An Inside-Out Model of Staff Development"; (3) "Inside-Out as a Learner"; (4) "Inside-Out as a Teacher"; (5) "Inside-Out as a Contributing Professional"; (6) "Notes for Supervisors"; (7) "Recommendations for Further Study". Appended are: (1) How to Add as Inside-Out Component to Any Inservice; (2) Journal Prompts Used Successfully; (3) Teacher Inquiry Projects; (4) Beginning Inquiry at Your School; (5) Examples of Book Discussions Meeting Agendas; (6) Example of Transcript of an Excellent Teacher; (7) Using Transcription to Document Incompetence; and (8) Inservice Strategies. (Contains an index.)
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Change Strategies, Standards, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Supervisors, Models
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rowman & Littlefield Education