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Teacher education

1989

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An Administrative Model For Professional Development Centers In The Reform Of Teacher Education, Norma J. Morrison Dec 1989

An Administrative Model For Professional Development Centers In The Reform Of Teacher Education, Norma J. Morrison

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The problem of this study was to identify a validated model of professional development centers (PDCs) for teacher education that could be applied collaboratively by administrators in higher education and the local school systems. A thorough investigation failed to reveal a model. Therefore, a professional development center model was synthesized from the literature, attributes of existing centers, and ideas of East Tennessee educators who were in positions to implement such a model. The examination of centers incorporated both quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The quantitative investigation was a combination of inductive and deductive analysis of responses to a survey form …