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Exploring a Community of Practice Model for Professional Development to Address Challenges to Classroom Practices in Early Childhood
This study examined whether and how an on-site and research–teacher community of practice model for professional development addressed challenges to classroom practices in a Head Start program. The findings revealed several challenges to classroom practice that aligned with previous research: existing practices did not always cohere with research-based practice, lack of planning between the lead and assistant teachers, and high teacher turnover. The authors suggest recommendations for establishing an on-site teacher-researcher community of practice model for professional development.
Updated: Aug. 12, 2015
Teachers’ Reports of Learning and Application to Pedagogy Based on Engagement in Collaborative Peer Video Analysis
The authors explored teachers’ learning of new ideas about pedagogy and their self-reported application of this learning. The findings revealed that teachers reported applying 40% of their learning; particularly, what they learned about methods and materials for instruction, and that they learned from both video and discussion almost equally.
Updated: May. 12, 2015