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ERIC Number: EJ1099976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
When Good Intentions and Reality Meet: Large-Scale Reform of Science Teaching in Urban Schools with Predominantly Latino ELL Students
Johnson, Carla C.; Bolshakova, Virginia L. J.; Waldron, Tammy
Urban Education, v51 n5 p476-513 Jun 2016
This study examined the ability of Transformative Professional Development (TPD) to transform science teacher quality and associated impact on science achievement, including particular focus on English Language Learners (ELL). TPD was implemented in a large, low-performing, urban district in the southwest with predominantly Latino ELL populations. Findings revealed TPD enabled significant growth in teacher quality and participants in TPD experienced gains in student science achievement on state assessments. Most importantly, ELL student achievement in science Grades 4 to 8 was improved. Challenges to implementation of TPD are discussed along with implications for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305M060006; R305A090145