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ERIC Number: EJ793733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
The Influence of Professional Development on Young Writers' Writing Performance
Fearn, Leif; Farnan, Nancy
Action in Teacher Education, v29 n2 p17-28 Spr 2007
The single purpose of teacher education and subsequent professional development is to prepare increasingly effective and skilled teachers, where the indicator of such is increasingly effective students. It is reasonable to expect that when teachers have the appropriate instructional tools, the result will be an increase in their students' skills and achievement. This article focuses on writing instruction and poses 10 learning outcomes for the teaching of writing. The research examines teacher education and development that includes exemplary modeling and coaching toward those learning outcomes. The article presents evidence from research in five educational settings that shows a connection between what teachers experience in teacher education and professional development and subsequent student writing performance. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A