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ERIC Number: ED495571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-10
Pages: 168
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-1334-8
Supporting and Sustaining Teachers' Professional Development: A Principal's Guide
Tallerico, Marilyn
Corwin Press
Although school administrators consider supporting and sustaining teachers' professional development a priority, more pressing day-to-day imperatives often eclipse this goal. "Supporting and Sustaining Teachers' Professional Development" specifically targets busy school principals who want practical suggestions for how to balance these everyday administrative tasks while encouraging teachers' professional growth. Focusing on seven questions selected for their relevance to school administrators, this essential reference summarizes the practical implications of the latest research and theory on the topic of teacher development. Organized around three key elements of current NSDC national standards, this resource for new, veteran, and aspiring school leaders will illustrate how to: (1) Emphasize research and practice; (2) Provide rationales that explain and justify the encouragement of professional development; (3) Link teachers' professional development to student learning; and (4) Interpret national standards for professional development and apply them practically. Improve student achievement, retain highly qualified teachers, and ground school practices in sound research by learning how to encourage your teachers while remaining committed to your leadership responsibilities. This book contains three parts. Part I, Determining Content, presents: (1) How Should Adult and Student Learning Be Linked?; and (2) How Can Professional Development Be Evaluated? Part II, Designing Professional Development Processes, continues with: (3) Which Models Best Suit Your Goals?; and (4) What Do We Know About Effective Practices? Part III, Creating Supportive Contexts, concludes with: (5) How Can Leaders Focus Improvement Efforts?; (6) How Are More Enabling Cultures Shaped?; (7) How Can Resources Be Optimized?; and (8) Summing Up. A glossary; list of references; and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
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