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ERIC Number: EJ833257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Professional Development Worth Paying For
Christie, Kathy
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n7 p461-463 Mar 2009
While state leaders understand the value of professional development, they also need to consider the costs. Such costs are some of the most difficult to calculate. If state leaders are going to pony up for improving the instructional skills of teachers and principals, they want to know that their dollars are well-spent. The same can be said for taxpayer parents, who increasingly find their children at home on early-release or late-start days. They want a reasonable assurance that noninstructional time is well-spent and is making a difference to their kids. A growing number of policy makers are insisting on evaluation--particularly tied to increased student learning. This article takes a look at the evaluation practices of some states.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Florida; Indiana; Iowa; Maine; Maryland; Montana; New Hampshire; New Mexico; Oregon; Wyoming