Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics

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ISBN-13: 9781412974141
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
What Has Happened Since the First and Second Editions
The Enduring Challenges of Professional Development
Carrying on Susan Loucks-Horsley's Work
Purpose of the Book
Changes in the Third Edition
The Audience for This Book
Organization of the Book
How to Use This Book
Values Shared by the Authors
A Framework for Designing Professional Development
Inputs Into the Design Process
The Design and Implementation Process
Knowledge and Beliefs Supporting Effective Professional Development
Learners and Learning
Teachers and Teaching
The Nature of Science and Mathematics
Adult Learning and Professional Development
The Change Process
Context Factors Influencing Professional Development
Students and Their Learning Needs
Teachers and Their Learning Needs
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Practices, and the Learning Environment
Organizational Culture and Professional Learning Communities
Leadership
National, State, and Local Policies
Available Resources
Families and Communities
Resources for Investigating Context
Critical Issues to Consider in Designing Professional Development
Building Capacity for Sustainability
Making Time for Professional Development
Developing Leadership
Ensuring Equity
Building a Professional Learning Culture
Garnering Public Support
Scaling Up
Strategies for Professional Learning
Selecting Strategies for a Professional Development Structures
A Repertoire of Stratgies for Professional Learning
The Design Framework in Action
Tapping the Knowledge Bases, Framing Beliefs: "We Stood on the Shoulders of Giants"
Knowledge and Beliefs About the Nature of Learning and Teaching Mathematics and Science
Equity Matters: "All Humans Are Educable"
Knowledge and Beliefs About Teachers
Knowledge of Effective Professional Development
Knowledge of the Change Process
Reflect and Revise: Experience as a Source of Knowledge
Making Compromises
Context
The Professional Development Design Process
Design Framework in Action: Cases
References
Index

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