ERIC Number: ED528341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the Field
Breault, Rick; Breault, Donna Adair
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the Field" provides a comprehensive analysis of PDS research that can aid PDS stakeholders in designing and sustaining meaningful research in their partnerships. Breault and Breault used an extensive qualitative meta-synthesis to examine the research over the past 20 years. Their comprehensive review of 300 studies provides a deep understanding of the challenges and potential within PDSs. The authors offer analysis regarding key elements of PDSs and highlight strong studies including a large-scale, multi-site study and studies using mixed methods and action research effectively. They also highlight exemplary studies showing how pilot studies are effective ways to research new partnerships, how theory can lead to greater abstraction, and how metaphor can clarify complex relationships. This book is an essential resource for all stakeholders involved in professional development schools.
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Action Research, Figurative Language, Educational Research, Partnerships in Education, Meta Analysis, Pilot Projects, Theories, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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