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ERIC Number: EJ1198464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Professional Development in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Schools: What if We Have PD Upside Down and Backwards?
Adams, Susan R.; Brooks, Katie; Kandel-Cisco, Brooke
AILACTE Journal, v14 n1 p25-36 Fall 2017
Too often teacher professional development (PD) is focused on mainstream K-12 learners, even as US schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). This theoretical paper provides guidance for centering professional development on the margins. The three conclusions are distilled from robust experiences with middle and high school K-12 educators. They include making PD relational, providing ample time and patience for teachers to change underlying beliefs, and grounding PD in authentic inquiry, rather than indulging a strategy fetish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana (Indianapolis)