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An evaluation of a job embedded professional development program at Lincoln Academy

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hannah Ivey (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
Web Site: http://library.uncw.edu/
Advisor
Karen Wetherill

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to evaluate a job embedded professional development program at a PK-8 school in southeastern North Carolina. The model was based on definitions and standards built by such experts as No Child Left Behind, the ILLS, and the National Council of Staff Development. These standards were employed to analyze the program’s success as well. The program was planned to be job embedded and of a seven month duration. Its focus was clarified by a needs assessment given to stakeholders with administrative support. The school employed consultants from the University of North Carolina, who partnered with the school in program direction. Evaluation was the result of both formative and summative analysis of data gathered through interviews, surveys and student assessment during the seven month period. Analysis of data illustrated that professional development that is job embedded, sustained in nature, employs input from stakeholders and is facilitated by community partnerships, can be a catalyst for school change in both students and teachers. It is recommended that professional development defined and built in such a way be used by curriculum and instructional specialists as a vehicle of delivery for institutional growth and development.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Elementary school teachers--North Carolina--Southeastern, Elementary school teachers--Self-rating of, Teacher effectiveness, Teachers--North Carolina--Southeastern, Teachers--Training of, Teaching--North Carolina--Southeastern
Subjects
Teachers -- North Carolina -- Southeastern
Teaching -- North Carolina -- Southeastern
Elementary school teachers -- North Carolina -- Southeastern
Elementary school teachers -- Self-rating of
Teachers -- Training of
Teacher effectiveness