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ERIC Number: EJ767266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Simultaneous Renewal through Professional Development School Partnerships
Shroyer, Gail; Yahnke, Sally; Bennett, Andrew; Dunn, Cindi
Journal of Educational Research, v100 n4 p211-225 Mar-Apr 2007
The authors describe the premises, processes used, and outcomes of a K-16 simultaneous renewal model, as implemented through the Kansas State University Professional Development School Partnership Project. The goal of this partnership is to improve K-12 teaching and learning while improving a university teacher-preparation program through collaboration between university faculty and multiple-partner district administrators and teachers. Because of their experiences, the authors believe that teacher education and K-12 student learning can be enhanced by establishing a culture of collaboration, inquiry, and continuous growth, supported by multifaceted program assessments, professional development, and a mindset that all K-16 educators are responsible for one another's students. Two major conclusions emerged from this analysis of K-16 simultaneous renewal: (a) significant educational change requires extensive and continuous time, resources, professional development, and implementation support across systems involved and (b) K-12 students must be placed at the center of any teacher-education initiatives. A School Improvement Action Plan Template is appended. (Contains 6 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas