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ERIC Number: EJ908852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-10
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Professional Development: Sorting through the Jumble to Achieve Success
Education Week, v30 n11 ps1-s20 Suppl Nov 2010
Few in the education field discount the eminently logical idea that teachers should be supported in the continuous improvement of their craft. But as a term for describing ongoing training investments in the teaching force, "professional development" has become both ubiquitous and all but meaningless. Though frequently invoked by lawmakers and consultants, most recently in states' applications for the federal Race to the Top competition, professional development plans generally incorporate little context about who will provide the training and for what purpose. This special report aims to provide a fresh look at teacher professional development. It takes a detailed look at some of the critical issues faced by those charged with upgrading the quality of post-preparation teacher training. The stories examine many facets of teacher training, including its research base, implementation in districts, cost, and evolution. For the project, the reporters drew on interviews with teachers, administrators, and scholars.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001