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ERIC Number: EJ829295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1524-4113
Professional Culture and Professional Development in Jewish Schools: Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences
Stodolsky, Susan S.; Dorph, Gail Zaiman; Nemser, Sharon Feiman
Journal of Jewish Education, v72 n2 p91-108 Aug 2006
In this article, we report a study of professional culture and professional development in Jewish schools based on surveys of teachers and other staff and interviews with principals. We first introduce three key constructs: professional culture, professional development, and professional learning communities. We then describe research that has identified features of each that support teacher learning. With this background in mind, we compare the current realities in Jewish schools as gleaned through the survey with typical public schools and with the features of schools identified in the literature as supportive of teacher learning and collegiality. Finally, we suggest the next steps that might be taken to improve Jewish schools as settings in which teacher growth and learning flourish. (Contains 3 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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