ERIC Number: EJ951288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 12
Response to Section IV: What's Needed Now--Issues of Professional Development School Accountability and Sustainability in Today's Complex Educational Environment
Wiseman, Donna L.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v110 n2 p567-576 2011
The two chapters in this section (Basile & Gutierrez, 2011; Yendol-Hoppey & Smith, 2011) contribute to the understandings about how to maintain resources and develop accountability necessary for successful partnerships. The authors discuss important themes related to the sustainability and maintenance of professional development schools, including accountability, resources, structures, roles, and governing processes. The topics represent issues that have been present since the first PDSs were established. Long-term PDSs have been successful at navigating accountability, resource, and infrastructure issues as partnerships are shaped and modified to meet the needs of the schools and universities. In this response, the author will summarize some important issues from the two chapters, take a stance that sustainability and accountability issues have become more, not less complicated over time, and suggest that for PDSs to succeed, it is essential to develop creative responses to ongoing sustainability and accountability issues.
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Environment, Accountability, Professional Development, Sustainability, Governance, Partnerships in Education, Creativity, Teacher Education, Human Resources
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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