ERIC Number: EJ951285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 84
Response to Section III: What's Needed Now
Catelli, Linda A.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v110 n2 p486-510 2011
Those people involved in the professional development school (PDS) effort have arrived at a time in their brief history when PDS partnerships can break the status quo and become contemporary laboratories of innovation for ushering in change and a new era of PK-12 education integrated with teacher education. In this chapter, the author appreciates the opportunity to comment on the chapter essays, "Self-Assessment, Program Evaluation, and Renewal" by Bernard Badiali (2011), and "Action Research as Primary Vehicle for Inquiry in the Professional Development School" by Jeanne Tunks (2011). Each author has effectively provided with potent reviews and information to direct future research in and on PDS partnerships as transformative entities. Here, the author comments first on the two essays and then provides readers with her personal history intertwined with her own perspective and recommendations for the future.
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Program Evaluation, Action Research, Essays, Professional Development, Reader Response, Self Evaluation (Groups), Inquiry, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Educational Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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