ERIC Number: ED490181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
A Focus on Professional Development. Research-Based Practices in Early Reading Series
Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
"A Focus on Professional Development" is the fourth in the Research-Based Practices in Early Reading Series published by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL). Because reading proficiency is fundamental to student achievement across all subjects and grades, the preparation of the teachers and administrators who are responsible for providing early reading instruction is of special importance. This booklet examines what research tells us about professional development and about the role that effective professional development plays in improving both teacher performance and student achievement.
Descriptors: Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Influence, Teacher Effectiveness, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Program Effectiveness, Context Effect, Course Content, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Collaboration, Tutoring, Preschool Teachers, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.