ERIC Number: EJ1145335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Product-Based Professional Development as Catalyst for Change in PK-6 Settings
Ireh, Maduakolam; Bell, Edwin D.
Planning and Changing, v47 n1-2 p21-36 2016
Successful professional development programs for teachers are necessary conditions for school success. They include those that are scientifically- and/or evidence-based, such as a product-based model. This case study examined the impact of a product-based model of professional development on K-6 students' performances on the North Carolina End-of-Grade test in reading and mathematics. The results of Chi Square Test of Independence indicate that, statistically, students' performances on the North Carolina ABC's End-of-Grade tests in reading and mathematics improved significantly after the year-long professional development. Also, pre- and post-survey data indicate that the participants' self-efficacy and their ability to integrate technology into literacy instruction improved.
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Reading Tests, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Evidence Based Practice, Pretests Posttests, Achievement Gains, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration, Technological Literacy, Self Efficacy, Teacher Improvement, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Training Methods, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina