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ERIC Number: EJ1096653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
From Burdens to Benefits: The Societal Impact of PDL-Enriched, Efficacy-Enhanced Educators
Shaha, Steven H.; Glassett, Kelly F.; Rosenlund, David; Copas, Aimee; Huddleston, T. Lisa
Journal of International Education Research, v12 n2 p77-86 2016
Societies continue to absorb increased burdens in cost for helping citizens unable to achieve at optimal levels. Building on past research, we project educational benefits to offset current societal burdens through enhanced educator capabilities. Studies reviewed show participation in a high-impact professional development and learning solution resulted in improved student performance and reduced dropout rates, reduced disciplinary rates and increased rates for college-bound, along with lower teacher turnover. Computations show that generalization of such impacts should trade societal burdens for benefits at between $3.7 billion and $6.9 billion within the first year. Cumulatively within 20 years the burdens converted to benefits are projected to exceed $85 billion. Enhanced educator capabilities will substantively reduce needs and costs for societal programs, replaced with tangible benefits to all.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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