Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Professional development addresses student needs and is based on researched teaching strategies that are proven to assist both the teacher and the student in meeting high achievement standards. Other indicators of effective professional development, as described by NCLB, include: ongoing support; data-driven decision making; and effective evaluation of the professional development. It has the potential to improve educators' attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills, so it benefits student learning. High quality professional development, when explicit about the results it is seeking to achieve, can assist both teachers and students to meet or exceed the desired outcomes they are being asked to achieve.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary C. Herring
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©2004 Brett C. Ernst
Ernst, Brett C., "Professional development : the missing component in education" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 597.