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ERIC Number: ED559503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 136
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3033-0200-8
Feed the Starving: The Impact of Professional Development on Successful Teaching
Cave, Chessica
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lincoln Memorial University
A mixed method, sequential explanatory approach provided insights' regarding critical issues relating to K-12 professional growth and development as well as understanding the effect upon their teaching practices and student achievement. The population of this study consisted of a convenience sample that contained a regional group of educators from five states: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The quantitative part consisted of the survey to determine teachers' perceptions regarding professional development upon daily instruction, student achievement, annual performance evaluations, teaching and learning. For the qualitative portion of the study, the researcher collected data through in-depth interviews consisting of 10 participants from the initial sampling group. Through analysis of the data, educators perceived four major themes of professional development as most beneficial: teacher-led professional development, new techniques and strategies learned through effective professional development, professional development that was grade-level or content specific, and lifelong learning modalities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Kentucky; North Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia