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ERIC Number: EJ1165124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Transition-Focused Professional Development: An Annotated Bibliography of Essential Elements and Features of Professional Development
Holzberg, Debra G.; Clark, Kelly A.; Morningstar, Mary E.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v41 n1 p50-55 Feb 2018
Transition professional development (PD) has been identified as a way to improve transition services; however, there is a dearth of literature on transition-focused PD. To learn more about the essential features of effective PD, 73 published articles were evaluated in the area of PD in both secondary transition and special education. Articles were selected that exemplified four essential elements for PD: (a) content focus, (b) active learning, (c) team-based participation, and (d) sustained planning and implementation. We identified specific features of PD that positively influenced teachers including (a) coaching and feedback, (b) collective participation among teachers, (c) consistent "manualized" content and training, and (d) active learning embedded in PD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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