ERIC Number: EJ826257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Changing Professional Practice Requires Changing Beliefs
Guerra, Patricia L.; Nelson, Sarah W.
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n5 p354-359 Jan 2009
Creating schools that are culturally responsive and successful with all students requires doing basic work with educators to uncover their beliefs about children. If school leaders believe, like many people do, that changed behavior will result in changed beliefs, they are mistaken. Leaders must be proactive in identifying what teachers believe and respectfully introducing them to other possible beliefs about children and their families.
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Educational Change, Cultural Differences, Cultural Background, Professional Development, Student Diversity
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