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Professional development schools : researching lessons from the field

Author: Rick Breault; Donna Adair Breault
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the promise and limitations of the Professional Development School Model through the use of an extensive qualitative analysis. The authors reviewed 250 PDS-related writings from a fifteen-year time period to examine and analyze the general nature of PDS, the level of authenticity, the level of warrantability, and the degrees of abstraction within current research"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Breault; Donna Adair Breault
ISBN: 9781442208391 1442208392 9781442208414 1442208414
OCLC Number: 744300589
Description: vii, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A PDS by any other name --
Problems and potential in PDS research --
Is it research or not? --
Research that is good for something: warrantability and added value --
The nature and use of qualitative data in PDS research --
Representation in PDS literature --
Organizational implications for PDS research --
Doing meaningful research in a PDS setting.
Responsibility: Rick Breault and Donna Adair Breault.
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"This book explores the promise and limitations of the Professional Development School Model through the use of an extensive qualitative analysis. The authors reviewed 250 PDS-related writings from a fifteen-year time period to examine and analyze the general nature of PDS, the level of authenticity, the level of warrantability, and the degrees of abstraction within current research"--Provided by publisher.

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The authors provide researchers in the PDS field a sobering look at what was, is, and can be in the PDS research. The challenges for PDS researchers is to consider their critical perspective as an Read more...

 
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