Professional development : teachers' learning in reading recovery
Date of Award
Masters of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
With the national spotlight firmly focused on Australian students attaining benchmark standards in literacy and numeracy and on the capacity of teachers to facilitate student achievement in literacy, questions of effective teacher development have emerged. This study investigated how professional development, which is consistent with the principles of effective practice, builds capacity in teachers. By examining the development of teachers' understandings in the Reading Recovery professional development program, key aspects of teacher development were identified and some suggestions given regarding the preparation and support of literacy teachers generally.
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Smith, P. M. (2007). Professional development : teachers' learning in reading recovery. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/298