Lessons Restructuring Experiences: Stories of Change in Professional Development Schools / Edition 1

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Describes the process of collaborative educational reform in the context of the professional development school model. First-person stories describe how "reformed" schools and universities look and assess the impact of such reform on students, teachers, and colleges of education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791434086
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: SUNY series, Restructuring and School Change Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I. Working Together to Restructure in Professional Development Schools

Overview of Part I

1. The Nature of Professionalism in the Context of School Reform
Van Dempsey

2. Collaboration Between K-12 Schools and Universities
Jerrald Shive

3. The Benedum Collaborative: The Story of an Educational Reform Effort
Sarah Steel and Nancy E. Hoffman

Part II. Stories of Professional Development School Change

Overview of Part II

4. The Story of Two Changing Teachers
Sarah Steel, Rhonda Jenkins, and Diana Colebank

5. The Story of a Changing Role: Teacher Research in Action
W. Michael Reed, David J. Ayersman, and Nancy E. Hoffman

6. The Story of Two Principles: Constructing Leadership, Balancing Tensions, and Creating Relationships
Van Dempsey with Thomas Hart and Susanne Lynch

7. The Story of Changing Practices: Classroom Based Collaboration as a Model for a Communications Program
Jennifer Borsch, Ruth Oaks, and Cheryl Prichard

8. The Story of a Changing Program: West Virginia's First Science, Math, and Technology Center
Mary Ann Gaston, Raymond Francis, Janet Crescenzi, and Perry Phillips

9. The Story of a Changing School
Teresa T. Field and Mary Alice Barksdale-Ladd

10. The Story of Changing School-University Relationships
Nancy E. Hoffman, Gwen Socol Rosenbluth, and Kaye McCrory

Part III. The Outcomes of Restructuring: Problems and Possibilities

Overview of Part III

11. Teachers' Perspectives on School Change: Lessons from the Classroom
Joy Faini Saab, Sarah Steel, and Jerrald Shive

12. Reconsidering Assessment to Be Reflective of School Reform
Jaci Webb-Dempsey

13. Impact on Colleges of Education
Richard D. Hawthorne


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