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ERIC Number: EJ880965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Measuring the Impact of Professional Development on Science Teaching: A Review of Survey, Observation and Interview Protocols
Heath, Barbara; Lakshmanan, Aruna; Perlmutter, Aaron; Davis, Lori
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v33 n1 p3-20 Apr 2010
Instrument choice is a crucial part of evaluation of professional development programmes. The use of multiple evaluation methods helps in triangulation, and offers insight into the developmental sequence involved in the changes in teacher beliefs and practice. Most current instruments are self-contained and not designed for use in conjunction with other instruments. Linking such instruments poses challenges for evaluators. We performed an extensive literature survey to identify instruments best aligned with each other. We describe here our evaluation needs, examine the subset of instruments selected based upon these needs, and discuss our choice of instruments guided by specific principles. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A