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Rhoton, Jack; McLean, James E. – Science Educator, 2008
The Reaching for Excellence in Middle and High School Science Teaching and Learning Partnership Project at East Tennessee State University has a long history in the development of teacher leaders. This article describes the professional development model, the challenges addressed, and the impact on both teacher and student learning. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Rhoton, Jack; Stiles, Katherine E. – Science Educator, 2002
Points out the importance of professional development of teachers to improve students' academic achievement in science and mathematics education. Describes professional development strategies and a framework to provide guidance to the professional development programs. (Contains 14 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Rhoton, Jack – Science Educator, 1992
Positions the science program in such a way that it becomes vulnerable to positive and effective changes thereby allowing needed reform to occur. Suggests a lack of effective inservice and preservice preparation of science teachers and proposes the science supervisor as being instrumental in bringing about change in the science program at the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Science Instruction
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Rhoton, Jack; Madrazo, Gerry; Motz, LaMoine; Walton, Emma – Science Educator, 1999
Summarizes trends for teacher professional-development research and standards documents. Identifies several characteristics common to science-education professional-development development programs that can be used to increase the likelihood of program implementation and success. Contains 63 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development
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Rhoton, Jack – Science Educator, 1994
Describes a six-year series of science leadership institutes in Northeast Tennessee designed to prepare K-12 teachers and principals for leadership roles in the improvement of school science. Discusses training participants' work with peers, the principal's role, and the ripple effect. (KHR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Principals