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ERIC Number: EJ951281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Professional Development Schools and Student Learning and Achievement
Wong, Pia Lindquist; Glass, Ronald David
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v110 n2 p403-431 2011
A central commitment for professional development schools (PDSs) is to link preservice teacher preparation and in-service teacher professional development with improved learning outcomes for pupils. PDSs are expected to improve student achievement in two primary ways: (1) by enriching and intensifying the learning environment through professional development of in-service teachers and strategic use of PDS human resources (e.g., mentor teachers, university faculty members, and student teachers), and (2) by improving the preservice preparation of future teachers so that they enter the classroom better prepared to maximize student learning and development. In this chapter, the authors review the existing literature with a focus on three key areas: (1) the ways in which PDS models are structured to improve student learning, yielding a rich description of PDS interventions for student achievement; (2) the impact of PDSs on student learning and achievement, with a specific focus on publications that used rigorous research designs and/or captured student achievement with multiple measures; and (3) the extent to which PDSs have a differential impact on the learning of low-income and culturally and racially diverse students. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Georgia; North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top