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ERIC Number: EJ997949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Science of Professional Development
Fields, Erica T.; Levy, Abigail Jurist; Karelitz, Tzur M.; Martinez-Gudapakkam, Audrey; Jablonski, Erica
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n8 p44-46 May 2012
Data from a recent study show that investing in science teachers' professional growth and teaching ability is a wise choice. However, the professional development must have the right content (the science discipline that teachers are actually teaching), at the right time (when they are assigned to teach that science discipline), and in a stable environment (with teachers consistently assigned the same science discipline and continue on as teachers). As millions of dollars are invested in professional development, we cannot afford to overlook these broader truths that will ultimately determine whether students realize a return on that investment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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