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ERIC Number: EJ783825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
High-Quality Teaching: Providing for Rural Teachers' Professional Development
Howley, Aimee; Howley, Craig B.
Rural Educator, v26 n2 p1-5 Win 2005
Policymakers and educators see professional development as a way to improve the quality of instruction in classrooms across the nation, but the empirical literature linking professional development to improved student achievement is extremely thin. Logically, though, it would seem that the right kinds of professional development would improve instruction, and that better instruction would result in higher student achievement. Very limited empirical evidence suggests that such linkages may exist. In this article, the authors review relevant principles of organizational learning; the importance of knowledge of subject matter; and how rural circumstances interact with other professional development considerations.
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED565803