ERIC Number: EJ1089478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Job-Embedded Professional Development Policy in Michigan: Can It Be Successful?
Owens, Michael A.; Pogodzinski, Ben; Hill, William E.
Professional Development in Education, v42 n2 p201-217 2016
This paper evaluates Michigan's recently implemented job-embedded professional development policy using criteria of relevance, focus, goal orientation and social scope. The authors assert that while Michigan's policy does address all four criteria detailing effective professional development, there are limitations in the policy that may impact the extent to which the policy improves practice at the local level. The authors provide suggested recommendations to improve the policy's success: ongoing discussions among state, higher education, intermediate school district and local school district partners; training in assessment and data use; specialized training/workshops; and creation of a state-wide job-embedded professional development committee.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Faculty Development, Policy Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Teacher Competencies, Relevance (Education), Goal Orientation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan