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Evaluating Professional Development
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Evaluating Professional Development

Foreword by Dennis Sparks



November 1999 | 328 pages | Corwin

How do we determine the effects and effectiveness of activities designed to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of educators so that they might improve the learning of students? Thomas R. Guskey explores the processes and procedures involved in evaluating professional development, from the very simple to the very complex, at five increasing levels of sophistication:

  • Participants' reactions to professional development
  • How much participants learn
  • Evaluating organizational support and change
  • How participants use their new knowledge and skills
  • Improvement in student learning

. . . complete with sample evaluation forms, checklists, and helpful hints and tips.


Dennis Sparks
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. What Is Professional Development?
 
2. What Is Evaluation?
 
3. Practical Guidelines for Evaluating Professional Development
 
4. Level 1: Participants' Reactions
 
5. Level 2: Participants' Learning
 
6. Level 3: Organization Support and Change
 
7. Level 4: Participants' Use of New Knowledge and Skills
 
8. Level 5: Student Learning Outcomes
 
9. Presenting Evaluation Results
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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