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An examination of professional development practices for secondary teachers through the lens of adult learning theory, by Cheryl S. Reichert

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An examination of professional development practices for secondary teachers through the lens of adult learning theory
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An examination of professional development practices for secondary teachers through the lens of adult learning theory
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by Cheryl S. Reichert
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eng
Summary
This qualitative case study investigated the professional development for teachers in one Missouri school district from the perspective of principals and teachers to determine whether Knowles (1990) adult learning theory assumptions are applied in the planning and implementation of professional development. The definition of professional development utilized in the study was "building capacity of teachers to help students learn" (DiPaola & Hoy, 2014, p. 101). Professional development has been the mode to improve instruction through teacher training ultimately to produce higher student achievement (Miller, Garciduenas, Green, Shatola, & Enumba, 2008). Creating change with teachers required study into how teachers learn (Gregson & Sturko, 2007). Caruth (2014) defined adult learning theory as the study of how adults learn. The study focused on the perceptions of principals and teachers in regards to professional development and its planning and implementation through the lens of the six adult learning theory assumptions: self-directed, need to know, life experiences, readiness to learn, internal motivation, and orientation to learning. A qualitative case study approach allowed the researcher to examine the six assumptions of adult learning theory within one school district. A qualitative case student approach provided opportunities for in-depth answers and richer feedback (Mertens, 2005). For this research, the case study consisted of one school district and two high schools. Semi-structured questions, encouraging open ended answers, were asked to the two building principals and a focus group (containing 5-6 participants) from each building. Through data analysis, the six assumptions of adult learning theory were examined. These themes provided insight as to the perceptions of principals and teachers about the professional development offered within their buildings
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MUU
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Reichert, Cheryl S
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Ed. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2016.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1952-
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Martin, Barbara N.
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  • Career development
  • High school teachers
  • Missouri
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An examination of professional development practices for secondary teachers through the lens of adult learning theory, by Cheryl S. Reichert
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Publication
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  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Barbara N. Martin
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-117)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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992171652
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)992171652
Label
An examination of professional development practices for secondary teachers through the lens of adult learning theory, by Cheryl S. Reichert
Publication
Note
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Barbara N. Martin
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-117)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
992171652
Extent
1 online resource (142 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992171652

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