A model for research-based state professional development policy

Luke, Allan & McArdle, Felicity A. (2009) A model for research-based state professional development policy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 37(3), pp. 231-251.

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Federal, state and school-base professional development has become a multi-million dollar educational enterprise in Australia. Yet there are no published models for the making of systems-level professional development policy. Reviewing the published literature on the characteristics of effective professional development programs, this paper proposes a six phase model for using research and theory for the selection, framing and evaluation of professional development programs in state educational systems. Using categories from Shulman (1987), the model focuses on an effective analysis of teacher knowledge and due consideration of contexts for teacher learning. It argues for a research-based approach to professional development policy and implementation that balances ‘informed prescription’ with ‘informed professionalism’.

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ID Code: 20570
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13598660903053611
ISSN: 1359-866X
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 21 May 2009 04:02
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 14:39

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