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ERIC Number: EJ927328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Toward a Common Language for Discussing the Features of Effective Professional Development: The Case of a US Mathematics Program
Givvin, Karen B.; Santagata, Rossella
Professional Development in Education, v37 n3 p439-451 2011
The focus of this paper is on detailing the decisions made when we created, implemented and studied a mathematics professional development (PD) program in low-performing, urban schools. Our program held many characteristics espoused by researchers as critical for effectiveness. We begin by reviewing the characteristics of quality PD programs that guided our work. For each, we detail our interpretation and how that interpretation played out in the design and implementation of the PD. We also evaluate our level of success with respect to using that characteristic to positively impact teachers' learning experiences and, where possible, the subsequent learning experiences of their students. We close with suggestions for the development of PD programs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States