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ERIC Number: EJ891061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4244
Teachers as Adult Learners: Re-Conceptualizing Professional Development
Gregson, James A.; Sturko, Patricia A.
Journal of Adult Education, v36 n1 p1-18 Spr 2007
This case study examined a professional development experience that was facilitated for career and technical education teachers to help foster the integration of academics and career and technical education. Unlike most professional development experiences that treat teachers as passive learners, this professional development experience was designed to reflect principles of adult learning. The findings of this study suggest that when principles of adult learning inform and shape professional development experiences for teachers, teachers are able to reflect on their practice, construct professional knowledge with their peers, and develop more collaborative relationships with their fellow teachers. The examined professional development experience was deemed as highly effective by the participants and the participants recommended that principles of adult learning be foundational to all future professional development efforts. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Mountain Plains Adult Education Association. c/o Adult Learning Center, 815 Front Street, Helena, MT 59602. Tel: 406-324-2118; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A