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ERIC Number: EJ817315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
An Investigation of the Impacts of Teacher-Driven Professional Development on Pedagogy and Student Learning
Colbert, Joel A.; Brown, Richard S.; Choi, SunHee; Thomas, Steven
Teacher Education Quarterly, v35 n2 p135-154 Spr 2008
Professional development is a common and necessary approach to improving teacher quality. However, while teachers are required to participate in professional development activities, it is often the case that they are not involved in selecting and planning those activities, and that professional development may not be closely tied to classroom practice. The Francis P. Collea Teacher Achievement Award Program (CTAAP) is a professional development model grounded in much of the current literature about professional development. CTAAP provides teachers with the opportunity to make decisions about their professional growth. This article examines the experiences of those teachers and the potential for their professional development experiences to impact pedagogy and student learning. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California