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University of Pennsylvania

1995

Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden Dec 1995

Building Capacity For Education Reform, Jennifer O'Day, Margaret E. Goertz, Robert E. Floden

CPRE Policy Briefs

Discussions of capacity should be broadened to include factors such as the relationships between individual, or teacher, capacity and the abilities of schools, and districts to accomplish standards-based, or systemic, reform. This brief provides a framework for thinking about capacity and suggests ways that systemic reform strategies could help increase capacity. It also describes how two such strategies - professional development and state assessment - were used to enhance educational capacity in states examined by CPRE.


Reinventing Teacher Compensation Systems, Carolyn Kelley, Allan Odden Sep 1995

Reinventing Teacher Compensation Systems, Carolyn Kelley, Allan Odden

CPRE Policy Briefs

In this issue of CPRE Finance Briefs, the authors argue that it is now time for education to join successful efforts and revise teacher pay systems. The brief provides a short history of changes in teacher compensation over the last century and a discussion of key organizational and educational changes today that could be reinforced by a new teacher compensation structure. It also suggests some new teacher pay elements and a set of principles states and districts could follow if they embark on the journey to redesign how teachers are paid. Examples of leading-edge compensation programs are included in sidebars ...


Helping Teachers Teach Well: Transforming Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran Jun 1995

Helping Teachers Teach Well: Transforming Professional Development, Thomas B. Corcoran

CPRE Policy Briefs

This brief from 1995 reviews what was known about professional development. The brief discusses its organization, costs, and effects on practice. It also suggests some principles to guide professional development in the future and offers a framework for designing and assessing policies and programs.