One goal of the pilot study is to share references related to professional development schools and teacher education. Accordingly, there is a list of references available in this website. Additionally, you may find several books and other readings on reserve in the IRTS lab. (See list below.) For instance, there are four reviews of the literature on professional development schools, beginning in 1990 and continuing through 2005. You can also find two NCATE publications on the standards and assessment of professional development schools, a report by a previous committee on professional development schools (Johnson & Traw, 2002), and several recent books on teacher education.
Reviews of the Professional Development Literature (in Chronological Order)
Stallings, J. A. & Kowalski, T. (1990). Research on professional development schools. In Houston, W. R., Haberman, M., & Sikula, J. (Eds.). Handbook of research on teacher education: A project of the association of teacher educators (251-263). New York: Macmillan.
Book, C. L. (1996). Professional development schools. In Houston, W. R., Haberman, M., & Sikula, J. (Eds.). Handbook of research on teacher education: A project of the association of teacher educators (194-210). New York: Macmillan.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2004). How professional development schools make a difference: A Review of Research. 2nd Ed. Revised: Author.
Clift, R. T. & Brady, P. (2005). Research on methods, courses and field experiences. In Zeichner, K. M. & Cohran-Smith, M. (Eds.). Studying teacher education: The report of the AREA panel on research and teacher education (309-424). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Professional Development School Standards
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2001). Standards for professional development schools: Author.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) (2001). Handbook for the assessment of professional development schools: Author.
Previous Recommendation Regarding Professional Development Schools
Johnson, C. & Traw, R. (2002). Report of the Professional Development School Committee to the Council on Teacher Education.
Recent Books on Teacher Education
Acheson, K. A., & Gall, M.D. (1997). Techniques in the clinical supervision of teachers: Preservice and inservice applications, 4th ed. White Plains, N.Y.: Longman.
Darling-Hammond, L. (2006). Powerful teacher education: Lessons from exemplary programs. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
Darling-Hammond, L., & Bransford, J. (Eds.). (2005). Preparing teachers for a changing world: What teachers should learn and be able to do. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.
Korthagen, F. A. J. (2001). Linking practice and theory: The pedagogy of realistic teacher education. Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates.
Loughran, J. J. (2006). Developing a pedagogy of teacher education: Understanding teaching and learning about teaching. London; New York : Routledge.
Zeichner, K. M. & Cohran-Smith, M. (Eds. ). (2005). Studying teacher education: The report of the AREA panel on research and teacher education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.