Teacher Learning and Instructional Change : How Formal and Onthe-Job Learning Opportunities Predict Change in Elementary School Teachers ’ Practice

@inproceedings{Parise2010TeacherLA,
  title={Teacher Learning and Instructional Change : How Formal and Onthe-Job Learning Opportunities Predict Change in Elementary School Teachers ’ Practice},
  author={Leigh Mesler Parise and James P. Spillane},
  year={2010}
}
Recent education reform has emphasized the importance of teacher learning in improving classroom instruction and raising student achievement. This article focuses on teachers' learning opportunities, including formal professional development and on-the-job learning that occurs through interactions with colleagues. Using data from 30 elementary schools in a mid-sized urban school district, the authors concurrently explore the relationships between teachers' formal professional development and on… CONTINUE READING
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