Professional Development Schools and Social Justice

Professional Development Schools and Social Justice

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This book extends the national discussion about the Professional Development School (PDS) movement of the past three decades. The volume highlights school/university partnershipsa€™ focus on collaborative activities that endeavor to promote social justice in and across P-12 and university classrooms, educational institutions, and communities. Professional Development Schools and Social Justice: Schools and Universities Partnering to Make a Difference guides veteran teachers, undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers, and university faculty to understand how the PDS model might be oriented toward social justice ideals. Co-authored by school- and university-based educators, each chapter details the social justice work of specific partnerships and provides concrete instructional and curricular methods for application within both teacher education and PK-12 settings. Readers are provided insight into a range of elements of Professional Development Schools, including the development of PK-12 and teacher education curricula, processes of program implementation, and research and data collection.Throughout the tutoring sessions, third- and fifth- grade students were very motivated and excited to participate. If a student missed a session she or he would frequently ask the university faculty member when they could make up the time they missed. ... Further, 68 percent of these fifth graders passed the reading end-of-grade, even though they had not passed this ... with students struggling with reading comprehension and their lesson plans included a greater variety of resources.

Title:Professional Development Schools and Social Justice
Author: Kristien Zenkov, Diane Corrigan, Ronald S. Beebe, Corey R. Sell
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2013-10-22

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