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ERIC Number: EJ1085500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Beyond Professional Development: Breaking Boundaries and Liberating a Learning Profession
Joyce, Bruce; Calhoun, Emily
Journal of Staff Development, v36 n6 p42-46 Dec 2015
The challenges of implementing the Common Core State Standards and Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) provide momentum for facilitating teacher learning far beyond the capacity of current formal and informal professional development in most school districts. The implementation of the curricula that substantially increase the learning capacity and achievement of all our children--or the more powerful curricula that will succeed them--require a solid continuing education for educators. Some teachers can manage on their own, but most educators need help from colleagues who are knowledgeable in the new content and processes. This essay discusses how professional learning has evolved, how decentralization made its contribution, and how to break the boundaries of difficult time restraints created long ago in order to allow strong continuing education to emerge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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