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ERIC Number: EJ1146814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-9726
Teacher-Led Professional Development: A Proposal for a Bottom-up Structure Approach
Macias, Angela
International Journal of Teacher Leadership, v8 n1 p76-91 Spr 2017
This article uses current research recommendations for teacher-led professional development as well as qualitative data from a set of grassroots conferences to propose a new model for bottom-up teacher-led professional development. This article argues that by providing a neutral space and recruiting expertise of local experts, a public sphere can be created that allows participants to tackle challenging topics and learn new ideas in a manner that promotes teacher efficacy. Findings from the data indicate that participants enjoyed this model mainly due to practical topics, a positive academic environment, and a diverse group of presenters. Considerations are provided for this model as well as seven simple necessary steps to accomplish it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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