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Professional Development (or Practice) Schools

Professional development schools are a special form of collaboration between public schools and higher education. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has documented several hundred of these institutions which are roughly analogous to teaching hospitals. While much attention has been given to their potential role in the pre-service preparation of teachers, they also could play an important role in professional development. They could bring both novice and experienced teachers together with university clinical faculty in a professional setting to improve their practice through observation, low-risk experimentation, reflection and coaching.


  1. The Massachusetts Professional Development School Network
  2. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS: Research Monograph
  3. Standards for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS
  4. Harold Wilson Middle School for Professional Development -- The Wilson Middle School for Professional Development is a Professional Development School operated in partnership with the Newark Public Schools, Montclair State University, and the Newark Teachers Union.
  5. What Works: Professional Development
  6. Professional Development Schools: Are They Working For Everyone?
  7. Indiana PDS Home Page
  8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS in Kentucky
  9. PDS in So. Carolina
  10. THE IMPACT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS ON THE EDUCATION OF URBAN STUDENTS
  11. The Alberta Teachers Association's Model Project on Professional Development Schools
  12. Professional Development Schools: What Do We Know? What Do We Need To Know? How Do We Find Out? Who Do We Tell?
  13. Professional Development Schools: Weighing the Evidence
  14. Effective Professional Development Schools. Agenda for Education in a Democracy Series
  15. Professional Development Schools -- Thoughtful site
  16. Resources for Best Practices for Successful Professional Development>/a>



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