What Works in Professional Development?

@article{Guskey2009WhatWI,
  title={What Works in Professional Development?},
  author={Thomas R. Guskey and Kwang Suk Yoon},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan Magazine},
  year={2009},
  volume={90},
  pages={495 - 500}
}
hat do we really know about the relationship between professional development and improvements in student learning? What evidence validates that relationship, and how trustworthy is that evidence? What does that evidence tell us about the characteristics of truly effective professional development activities? These questions guided one of the largest and most inclusive syntheses of research on effective professional development conducted to date. Scholars from the American Institutes for… 

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