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ERIC Number: EJ1051779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
History and Future of Professional Development Schools in Kansas
Mercer, Debbie; Myers, Scott
Educational Considerations, v42 n1 p55-60 Fall 2014
This article provides a history of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement in Kansas, as well as the major influences and challenges ahead as partnerships continue to grow and adapt. Mercer and Myers highlight the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE's) engagement in dialogue about the professional learning continuum of licensed personnel in Kansas. What documentation is important when renewing an educator license? As the conversation progresses, the focus on ongoing professional learning continually rises to the top of the list of important attributes. Also, properly operating PDS partnerships plays an essential role in the continuum of professionalism among educators. The KSDE vision of every school participating in PDS activities is a monumental goal. However, the positive impact of PDS partnerships in Kansas is well-documented. The results of such interactions are undeniably beneficial to all partners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
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