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by Jihyun Kim, Min Sun & Peter Youngs — 2019
This study examines how teachers’ perceived legitimacy of teacher evaluation policies influences changes in their instruction and which school supports shape such perceptions.

by Margaret Evans, Rebecca Teasdale, Nora Gannon-Slater, Priya La Londe , Hope Crenshaw, Jennifer Greene & Thomas Schwandt — 2019
To investigate if and how teachers connect student performance data to their instruction, researchers observed teams of 3-5th grade teachers, to make meaning of student performance data.

by Amy Hutchison & Lindsay Woodward — 2018
This study explored how a yearlong professional development model guided by the Technology Integration Planning Cycle supported teachers’ technology integration efforts. Teachers’ progress as well as student performance are discussed.

by Stuart Yeh — 2017
Evidence regarding the reliability and validity of value-added teacher rankings, evidence that National Board for Professional Teaching Standards teacher certification is a reliable measure, but a weak predictor, of gains in student performance, and evidence from a path analysis suggest reasons to question the prevailing view that the contribution of teachers to student performance is the largest factor influencing student achievement.

by Susan Yoon, Jessica Koehler Yom , Zhitong Yang & Lei Liu — 2017
This study compares teachers’ social and human capital variables to see which of the two predict growth in classroom implementation of a high school science intervention based in cognitively rich and technology curricula.

by Meg Riordan, Emily Klein & Reva Jaffe-Walter — 2016
This study explores how three organizations—Big Picture Learning, EL Education, and Internationals Network—meet the challenges of growing effective teacher learning communities while also scaling their school designs across geographies.

by Teija Löytönen — 2016
By using the field of dance education in Finland as an example and by describing the critical incidents that occurred during the collaborative knowledge creation process amongst the participating dance professionals this article sheds light to a more general phenomenon of facilitating the creation of new knowledge in professional contexts, that are characterized by epistemic diversity or specificity.

by Rebecca Powell, Susan Chambers Cantrell, Victor Malo-Juvera & Pamela Correll — 2016
In this article, we share results of a mixed methods study that examined the use of the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP) model in elementary classrooms.

by Randi Stanulis & Susan Brondyk — 2013
This article analyzes the complexities involved in learning to mentor, by considering how role identity and context influence two mentors as they experience the same professional development program.

by Hilda Borko & Janette Klingner — 2013
To meet the growing demand for teacher learning opportunities, the educational community must create scalable professional development models and study their effectiveness. In this chapter, we argue that design-based implementation research (DBIR) is ideally suited to these efforts, and we use two research projects in which we are currently involved as illustrative cases: CSR Colorado and Implementing the Problem-Solving Cycle (iPSC). The core of CSR Colorado is Collaborative Strategic Reading, an instructional approach designed to enhance reading comprehension in content classes. The focus of iPSC is the Problem-Solving Cycle, a mathematics professional development (PD) program designed to help teachers improve their instruction through closely examining mathematics problems, student thinking, and pedagogical practices. Each project works with a school district to bring a PD model to scale, and both projects are studying the structures and resources needed to build the district’s capacity to sustain the model beyond the duration of the research. The chapter describes each project and discusses the successes and challenges we experienced as we collaborated with the districts and schools to carry them out. By highlighting two very different projects we show how, through different means, it is possible to achieve the same ultimate end of a scaled-up program for improving instructional practices.

by Anne Whitney & Linda Friedrich — 2013
In this article, we explore the legacy of the National Writing Project, a thirty-seven-year-old professional development network dedicated to improving the teaching of writing, focusing on the broader orientations developed within that network rather than solely on the transmission of specific teaching strategies.

by Laura Desimone, Thomas Smith & Kristie Phillips — 2013
This is a three-year longitudinal study that links teacher participation in content-focused professional development in mathematics to the use of particular types of instruction, and then examines links between those types of instruction and student achievement.

by Morgaen Donaldson — 2012
Entrants to teaching from other careers potentially provide a source of teachers for hard-to-staff rural and urban schools. Based on retrospective, longitudinal data collected through a survey of over 2,000 Teach For America (TFA) teachers who began their careers in schools serving high proportions of low-income and minority children, I found that older TFA entrants to teaching had a lower risk than did younger entrants of leaving low-income schools, the teaching profession, and broader school-based roles. I further found that, among those who left teaching, older entrants’ reasons for doing so differed from those of their younger counterparts.

by Kristie Phillips, Laura Desimone & Thomas Smith — 2011
This article assesses the relationship between teachers’ participation in content-focused professional development and state and school policies.

by Jane Neapolitan — 2011
The idea of “currency” is implied in the title, for, as many of our contributors discuss within their chapters, the professional development school (PDS) cannot and will not prevail in its present form without dedicated fiscal backing and sustained commitment for integrating the PDS effort into new structures.

by Alison Rutter — 2011
As a result of the government’s criticism, a plethora of reform agendas and reports were commissioned, trying to make sense of the issues and find long-term solutions. Among these are four key efforts that laid the groundwork for the professional development schools (PDS) movement.

by Jane Neapolitan & Marsha Levine — 2011
In this chapter, we build on the discussion of the history, trends, and issues of the PDS effort described in Chapter 1 (Rutter, 2011) while examining the approaches for PDS implementation set forth by organizations that have had a major influence on PDS development.

by Kenneth Howey — 2011
The authors don’t attempt to overstate the scope of development or level of impact with respect to PDS. On the positive side, they remind us that hundreds of NCATE’s accredited institutions report that they are engaged in PDS partnerships, involving at least one, and often more than one, school partner.

by Sharon Castle & Kathleen Reilly — 2011
In this chapter, we build on the discussion of the history, trends, and issues of the PDS effort described in Chapter 1 (Rutter, 2011) while examining the approaches for PDS implementation set forth by organizations that have had a major influence on PDS development.

by Jim Nolan Jr., Doris Grove, Horatio Leftwich, Kelly Mark & Brian Peters — 2011
The focus of this chapter is on the evidence to date that documents the impact of PDS engagement on four specific groups of participants: veteran P–12 teachers, university faculty, P–12 school principals, and parents and community members.

by Pia Lindquist Wong & Ronald Davis Glass — 2011
In this chapter, we review the existing literature with a focus on three key areas: (1) the ways in which PDS models are structured to improve student learning, yielding a rich description of PDS interventions for student achievement; (2) the impact of PDSs on student learning and achievement, with a specific focus on publications that used rigorous research designs and/or captured student achievement with multiple measures; and (3) the extent to which PDSs have a differential impact on the learning of low-income and culturally and racially diverse students.

by A. Lin Goodwin — 2011
All the authors also caution us that the evidence is not always robust, that much more evidence is needed, and that there are many additional related lines of inquiry that require exploration. But, these cautions aside, the three chapters each use the research to go inside PDS settings and classrooms and provide an up-close look at implementation and results in relation to teacher preparation, professional development, and impact on students.

by Bernard Badiali — 2011
The purpose of the chapter is to serve program evaluators and stakeholders as they formulate an approach to assessing the effectiveness of their professional development school (PDS) program.

by Jeanne Tunks — 2011
This chapter represents an in-depth study of action research in the PDS with recommendations for future practice and collaboration.

by Linda Catelli — 2011
My approach to writing this chapter is to comment first on the two essays and then provide readers with my personal history intertwined with my own perspective and recommendations for the future. My history and past experiences with action research in school–university partnership settings and with schools as self-renewing institutions have dramatically shaped my perspective on PDS as leverage for education change, improvement, and reform.

by Carole Basile & Cindy Gutierrez — 2011
In this chapter, we briefly examine the literature related to roles, structures, and governance and the typical players in PDSs, while making a case for the rediscovery of the community as having a critical role in PDS work.

by Diane Yendol-Hoppey & Jason Smith — 2011
The rapid proliferation of newly established professional development schools (PDS) partnerships accentuated concern associated with the lack of conceptual clarity of the PDS concept itself. Levine and Churins (1999) warned the PDS community that this innovative institution needed standards to ensure the necessary rigor, accountability, and sustainability.

by Donna Wiseman — 2011
Long-term PDSs have been successful at navigating accountability, resource, and infrastructure issues as partnerships are shaped and modified to meet the needs of the schools and universities.

by Lee Teitel — 2011
Writing this afterword pulls me back in. The fine scholarly work of the Yearbook—its focus on history and purpose, on research and impacts, on structures, roles and accountability, and on leveraging change—has enabled me to reconnect with my roots and passion. Rip Van Winkle, looking with a fresh set of eyes on something that is both familiar and removed. Here’s what stands out to me.

by Ann Lieberman — 2009
This paper is a commentary on the special issue on teacher research.

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Resources
  • Journal of In-service Education
    The Journal of In-service Education is a fully-refereed international journal that publishes original contributions on the subject of teacher education in its widest sense: initial preparation as it affects induction, in-service education, professional development, and the work of teachers' centers, advisory services and INSET units.
  • Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice
    The aim of Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice is to provide an international focal point for the publication of research on teachers and teaching, in particular on teacher thinking. It offers a means of communication and dissemination of completed research and research in progress, whilst also providing a forum for debate between researchers. Drawing together qualitative and quantitative research from different countries and cultures, it includes theoretical reflections on the connections between theory and practice in teachers’ work and other research of professional interest. It represents the latest phase in the development of the International Study Association on Teacher Thinking (ISATT), a world-wide association of researchers, teacher educators, and teachers.
  • Innovations in Education and Training International
    IETI is essential reading for all practitioners and decision makers who want to stay informed about the developments in education and training. It is the official journal of the Staff and Educational Development Association, newly merged with the Association of Education and Training Technology. The content includes a range of perspectives, and important contributions on new developments in educational technology. IETI is a valuable resource for teaching staff, staff developers and managers in higher and further education, continuing education, and training organisations.
  • Interchange
    Interchange, an externally refereed educational quarterly, embraces educational theory, research, analysis, history, philosophy, policy, and practice. The journal seeks to foster exchanges among practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars, and to provide a forum for comment on issues and trends in education.
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