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ERIC Number: EJ787360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Redefining Professional Career Development in the Twenty-first Century: A Systemic Approach
Wetherill, Karen; Burton, Grace M.; Calhoun, Diane; Thomas, Carol Chase
High School Journal, v85 n2 p54-66 Dec 2001-Jan 2002
A critical challenge to improving the quality of teaching and student performance outcomes is to reconsider how educators are initially trained and provided opportunities for professional renewal and retooling throughout their career. Professional development as discussed in this paper is considered across the career span of all educators and as it applies in specific educational organizations, i.e., preK to 12 [similar to] grade schools and schools of education. Beginning with a number of critical assumptions about professional development, the authors suggest a framework for viewing professional development that acknowledges the complex, interdependent roles and responsibilities educators assume in the classroom, the institution, and the profession. The goals and specific outcomes are informed by Goodlad's moral dimensions and suggest an alternative approach to professional development that include important considerations for teacher preparation institutions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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