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Supporting Professional Development & Teaching for Understanding - Actions for Administrators

Supporting Professional Development & Teaching for Understanding - Actions for Administrators

The study reported here characterizes high-capacity schools in terms of the elements that contribute to fostering and sustaining instructional change, providing a new model for thinking about resource allocation and leadership roles and suggests (a) Resources flow through multiple levels of the school organization and in multiple directions. (b) Material, human, and social resources each play a role in school and district efforts to support change. (c) Teacher professional development is an essential engine for change. Resources include MATERIAL RESOURCES ? things that can be bought, exchanged, disseminated, or shared (e.g., computers, teaching tools, time, compensation), HUMAN RESOURCES ? qualities of individuals that can be exchanged among groups of people (e.g., teachers? expertise,... Show More

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