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Kettlewell, Janet S., Ed.; Henry, Ronald J., Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009
The U. S. is losing its competitive edge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Thomas Friedman warns that America is not producing enough young people in STEM fields that are essential for entrepreneurship and innovation in the 21st century (The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005). Blue ribbon…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
Bredeson, Paul V. – 2003
This book helps school administrators redesign the professional development model to better reflect the relevant issues and realities of today's schools. Using the metaphor of architecture, the book outlines innovative ways to create and implement such a transformation and highlights the rationale behind why these changes are so crucial. It also…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Wald, Penelope J., Ed.; Castleberry, Michael S., Ed. – 2000
This monograph describes a professional development model that supports educators and families in learning and growing together. It offers a theoretical framework and practical guidance for renewing the capacity of schools to produce positive results for all children. It embraces principles of collegiality, inquiry, learning, and community. Part…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Collegiality, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
Sparks, Dennis – 2002
This book examines how to generate successful professional development programs. There are 14 chapters in five parts. Part 1, "Set the Stage for Powerful Professional Learning," includes: (1) "The Case for Powerful Professional Learning"; (2) "Stretch Goals, Deep Change, and a Compelling Vision"; and (3) "A…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
Shaughnessy, Joan – 1998
This guide answers three basic questions on how to develop a professional community of learners: (1) What type of polices, structures, and procedures will help staff to connect with and learn from one another? (2) What incentives help schools to undertake community-wide learning? and (3) How can schools transform themselves into professional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education