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University of Pennsylvania

Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

1993

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Teachers' Professional Development And Education Reform, University Of Pennsylvania Oct 1993

Teachers' Professional Development And Education Reform, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs contains excerpts from Little's article, "Teacher Professional Development in a Climate of Educational Reform." The brief addresses the problem of "fit" between current state and local reforms and prevailing approaches to professional development. The first section summarizes the major themes of reform; the second focuses on the policy dilemma these reforms present for professional development; the third describes emerging alternatives to traditional professional development' and the final section suggests principles to guide the design of professional development opportunities.


Developing Content Standards: Creating A Process For Change, University Of Pennsylvania Oct 1993

Developing Content Standards: Creating A Process For Change, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

Education leaders at every level of the system are developing standards to specify what students should know and be able to do in key subject areas. Local and state groups, professional organizations, and consortia of states and districts are constructing standards. This brief outlines some lessons suggested by past and current efforts to develop ambitious standards. It draws on studies by CPRE researchers of standards-setting processes in five states: Vermont, Kentucky, New York, California, and South Carolina; and three national curriculum standards projects.


School Finance Reform: The Role Of The Courts, University Of Pennsylvania Feb 1993

School Finance Reform: The Role Of The Courts, University Of Pennsylvania

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Finance Briefs evaluates the statues of seven fundamental problems of school finance litigation and reform, presents the three-part remedy, justifies the remedy as good policy, and concludes with a look ahead to the emerging concept of "program equity."