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ERIC Number: EJ951279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Impact of Professional Development School Preparation on Teacher Candidates
Castle, Sharon; Reilly, Kathleen A.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v110 n2 p337-371 2011
As the number of PDS programs increased and awareness of the time, energy, and resources required became more evident, calls for evidence of PDS impact increased. Since 1998, researchers have attempted to design studies that investigate PDS structural features and participant outcomes more systematically. They have used both qualitative and quantitative methods in efforts to learn from and preserve the complexity and nuance of PDSs while determining the importance and strength of particular features. This article focuses on the impact of PDS preparation on teacher candidates based on systematic research, both qualitative and quantitative, published in peer-reviewed journals. It describes the types of studies conducted, the sources of data used, and the teacher candidate outcomes investigated. The results are summarized and linked to salient PDS structural and organizational factors. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A