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Hur, Jung Won; Suh, Suhyun – Professional Educator, 2010
The purposes of this paper are to explain the development processes of an intensive summer program for English language learners and to discuss course improvement strategies based on the evaluation outcomes. This 60-hr partnership program between local schools and a university was developed to improve the language proficiency of increasing numbers…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Standardized Tests
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Perrachione, Beverly A.; Rosser, Vicki J.; Petersen, George J. – Professional Educator, 2008
The purpose of this study was to identify intrinsic and extrinsic variables that influence teacher job satisfaction and retention. A survey was sent to 300 randomly selected Missouri public elementary school teachers in grades K-5 having 5 or more years of teaching experience. The results from 201 respondents suggest that three intrinsic…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Multiple Regression Analysis, Teaching Experience, Predictor Variables
Davis, Barbara H.; Waite, Susan Field – Professional Educator, 2006
This paper describes a school/university graduate induction program that has provided support to beginning teachers since 1994. A 10-year follow-up study of program graduates was recently conducted to examine these questions: (a) How many graduates are still in the education profession? (b) How many have remained in the classroom? and (c) What are…
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Professional Development Schools, Beginning Teacher Induction, Program Effectiveness
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Bray-Clark, Nikki; Bates, Reid – Professional Educator, 2003
In an era of increasing accountability demands for teachers and students professional development will be the key to success in school reform initiatives as administrators struggle with improving the current teaching force. Research has shown that teacher efficacy is an important variable in teacher effectiveness that is consistently related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Professional Development