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ERIC Number: EJ926251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Exemplary Teacher Voices on Their Own Development
Gabriel, Rachael; Pereira, Jeni Day; Allington, Richard
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n8 p37-41 May 2011
Thirty exemplary 4th-grade teachers in six states were interviewed to determine the factors that influenced their development. The teachers cited three influences on their development: specific kinds of professional development, collegial support, and a sense of engaged autonomy. They valued professional development that provided a systematic way to observe and interpret students' work and actions. All the teachers mentioned a mentor or peer support network with which they could share ideas and reflect aloud. And all experienced engaged autonomy in which administrators allowed teachers freedom but still supported them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A