Professional Development for School Improvement Empowering Learning Communities

ISBN-10: 0205268315
ISBN-13: 9780205268313
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $92.40
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

First Foreword
Second Foreword
Preface
Introduction
The Emerging Field of Professional Development
What Do We Mean by Successful Professional Development?
The Increasing Need for Professional Development
A Need Not Yet Met
The Focus of This Book
Clarifying Empowerment
Characteristics of Effective Professional Development Programs
Principles of Adult Learning
A Comprehensive Model for Professional Development
Review of Professional Development Model, Part I
Frameworks For Professional Development
Training
Training for Empowerment: An Oxymoron?
Characteristics of Training That Empowers
The Long Range View: Levels of Competence
Delivering Effective Training
Follow-Up: Key to Applying New Skills
Collegial Support Frameworks
Peer Coaching
Collaborative Work Teams
Co-Teaching
Reflective Inquiry Frameworks
Study Groups
Action Research
Teacher Writing
Combining Reflective Inquiry Frameworks
Teacher Leadership
Models of Teacher Leadership
Training and Support for Teachers Who Lead
Focus on Mentoring
External Support Frameworks
Partnerships
Networks
Teacher Centers
Review of Professional Development Model, Part II
Capacity-Building Functions Of Professional Development
School Leader Development
New Roles for the Principal
New Proficiencies for New Roles
Principal Assessment: Basis for Professional Growth
Applying Professional Development Frameworks to Principal Development
The Principal and Time Management
New Roles for the Central Office
Improvement of School Culture
School Culture
Toward a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Facilitating Innovation
Connecting Cultural Development with Professional Development
Frameworks
Team Development
The Power of Teams
Barriers to Effective Teams
Forming Teams
Team Skills
Stages of Team Development
Characteristics of Effective Teams
Communication Within Teams
Team Decision Making
Team Conflict
Team Learning
Connections of Team Development with Professional Development Frameworks
Individual Teacher Development
Developing the Whole Teacher
Adult Learning Styles
Assisting Beginning Teachers
Individualized Professional Development
Teacher Portfolios
Review of Professional Development Model, Part III
Conclusion
Core Function of Professional Development: Improvement of Teaching and Learning
Curriculum Development
Restructuring
Instructional Development
Improvement of Student Assessment
Improvement of School-Parent Collaboration
Program Development
A Program Development Model
Putting It All Together
Conclusion
Name Index
Subject Index

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