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ERIC Number: ED504168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the U.S. and Abroad. Technical Report
Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Andree, Alethea; Richardson, Nikole; Orphanos, Stelios
National Staff Development Council
This report synthesizes what research says works in improving teacher skills and knowledge, what nations that outperform the United States in education are doing, and provides an analysis of newly available data from the federal Schools and Staffing Survey and other sources to indicate where the nation stands in building the capacity of educators to help students reach high standards. It includes newly analyzed data from the federal Schools and Staffing Survey and other data sources. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Defining Effective Professional Development; (3) Professional Development in the U.S. and Abroad; (4) The Status of Professional Learning Opportunities in the U.S.; and (5) Another Lens on Professional Learning Opportunities: The NSDC Standards Assessment Inventory. Appended are: (1) Datasets and Methods; (2) Results from the 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey; and (3) Results from the 2007-08 Standards Assessment Inventory. (Contains 49 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; MetLife Foundation; Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Staff Development Council
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A