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ERIC Number: EJ855396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
A Model for Research-Based State Professional Development Policy
Luke, Allan; McArdle, Felicity
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n3 p231-251 Aug 2009
Federal, State and school-based professional development has become a multi-million dollar educational enterprise in Australia. Yet there are no published models for the making of systems-level professional development policy. Reviewing the literature on the characteristics of effective professional development programs, this paper proposes a six-phase model using research and theory for the selection, framing and evaluation of professional development programs in State educational systems. Using categories from Shulman, the model focuses on an effective analysis of teacher knowledge and due consideration of contexts for teacher learning. It argues for a research-based approach to professional development policy and implementation that balances "informed prescription" with "informed professionalism". (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia