Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession-Reissued with New Introduction / Edition 1

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"In Professional Development Schools: Schools for Developing a Profession, volume editor Linda Darling-Hammond and the other contributors explain the function, structure, and philosophy of the professional development school. They examine its aims and compare this new model of teacher education with the procedures other professions use to integrate and support their members. They also present a number of case studies of professional development school implementation, written firsthand by participants in individual reform efforts from all over the country. These examples, taken from urban and suburban settings, illustrate the accomplishments of professional development schools as well as the challenges they face as they strive to create a new and viable vision of the improvement of the American educational system." This book is appropriate for courses in teacher education, curriculum and instruction, and educational administration. School administrators, policy makers, staff developers, and union and professional association leaders will also recognize this book as an important resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807745922
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/8/2005
  • Series: Series on School Reform
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Developing professional development schools : early lessons, challenge, and promise 1
Ch. 2 Wells Junior High School : evolution of a professional development school 28
Ch. 3 In pursuit of a dual agenda : creating a middle level professional development school 50
Ch. 4 Permission, persistence, and resistance : linking high school restructuring with teacher education reform 74
Ch. 5 Perils and potentials : a tale of two professional development schools 98
Ch. 6 Professional development in action : an idea with visiting rights 126
Ch. 7 The Los Angeles Professional Practice School : a study of mutual impact 156
Ch. 8 Creating professional development schools : policy and practice in South Carolina's PDS initiatives 176
Ch. 9 Change for collaboration and collaboration for change : transforming teaching through school-university partnerships 203
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