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ERIC Number: EJ837800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
In Search of Evidence for the Effectiveness of Professional Development: An Exploratory Study
Armour-Thomas, Eleanor
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v4 p1-12 2008
This study examines the evidence for the effectiveness of professional development using a sample of ten elementary school teachers. These teachers were part of a larger intervention study that investigated the impact of a teaching model, Dynamic Pedagogy on student mathematics achievement. Positive results were obtained from the analysis of three sources of data: a teacher questionnaire about their professional development experiences, a rubric that rated teachers' classroom practice and students' test scores. Results are discussed in terms of the design features of a professional development program that are conducive to improvement in teacher knowledge and their subsequent classroom practice. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A