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Why Can't We Get It Right? Professional Development in Our Schools

ISBN-10: 0761975934

ISBN-13: 9780761975939

Edition: 2000

Authors: Marsha Speck, Caroll Knipe

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This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Why Can't We Get It Right? Professional Development in Our Schools includes more tools, a stronger focus on implementation, key summary points, and scenarios for reflection. Speck and Knipe explain how school leaders can plan collaborative professional development that is standards based.This book will help teachers understand how to create professional development opportunities and practices that foster a learner-centered environment, improve educators' knowledge and skills and raise student performance. Linking professional development to academic standards, the authors provide professional development designs and practices that make a difference for teachers and students, resulting in dramatically improved schools.Each chapter contains:" a brief scenario as an introduction," essential questions to provoke deeper thought about each topic," tables, figures, and other visuals to illustrate key concepts," surveys, teacher professional development plans, planning worksheets, standards-based adaptable frameworks, evaluation guides, and other tools to help readers try out ideas" key points that summarize each chapter.Written for teachers, headteachers and LEA advisers, this book will also be of interest to governors and academics interested in educational leadership.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/8/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

About the Authors
Introduction: Essential Questions About Professional Development
Focusing Professional Development in a Standards-Based System
Creating the Culture for a Learning Community
Addressing Teacher Work Concerns Through Professional Development
Promoting Individual Growth Through Professional Learning
Challenging Districts to Sustain Professional Growth
Designing Your Own Model
Tools for Implementing a Professional Development Design
Evaluating Professional Development
Revisiting Past Perspective to Underscore the Need for Change
Facing the Emerging Issues and Challenges of Professional Learning