ERIC Number: EJ714072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
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Why Aren't Dollars Following Need? The Need for Professional Development Is Enormous and Expressed; the Question Is, Where's the Money?
Fletcher, Geoffrey H.
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n11 p4 Jun 2005
The demand for professional development for integrating technology is growing. According to the MDR report The Impact of No Child Left Behind, when leaders were asked about the areas in which they feel their teachers need the most training over the next year or two, technology integration came in fourth behind "assessment," "dealing with diverse student populations," and "teaching methods." In the same study, "integrating technology" was in the middle of a 14-item list of the greatest challenges growing out of NCLB for today's educational leaders. Clearly, the need for professional development is enormous--and expressed. The question is whether or not districts will find the money to fund the fulfillment of this need, especially if the funds are cut from NCLB's Enhancing Education Through Technology program. The answer may be found in a study in the Journal of Education Finance titled Inside the Black Box: School District Spending on Professional Development in Education (www.financingpd.org). The Finance Project is trying to disseminate this and related information more broadly. Visit the organization's Web site for more details.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Professional Development, Public School Teachers, Financial Support, Resource Allocation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001