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The Mission & Principles of Professional Development


Professional development plays an essential role in successful education reform. Professional development serves as the bridge between where prospective and experienced educators are now and where they will need to be to meet the new challenges of guiding all students in achieving to higher standards of learning and development. High-quality professional development as envisioned here refers to rigorous and relevant content, strategies, and organizational supports that ensure the preparation and career-long development of teachers and others whose competence, expectations and actions influence the teaching and learning environment. Both pre- and in-service professional development require partnerships among schools, higher education institutions and other appropriate entities to promote inclusive learning communities of everyone who impacts students and their learning.

  • Cataloged: 2002-05-27
  • Contributor: mailto:[email protected]
  • Author/Creator: U.S. Department of Education
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Education
  • Rights: U.S. Department of Education
  • Source: U.S. Department of Education
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