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EDUC 8752 Effective Professional Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 8752 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Converse, D., & Weaver, C. L. (2008). Improving decision quality: A process for communicating data. Performance Improvement, 47(10), 19–24.

Eldridge, J., & Mason, T. (2010). Communicating with stakeholders. New Directions for Student Services, (129), 43–58.

Fantini, M. D. (1981). Anticipatory leadership and resource management in the future. Theory Into Practice, 20(4), 214–218.

Hayes, L. L., & Robnolt, V. J. (2007). Data-driven professional development: The professional development plan for a Reading Excellence Act School. Reading Research and Instruction, 46(2), 95–119.

Hirsh, S. (2009). Before deciding what to do, determine what is necessary. Journal of Staff Development, 30(1), 71–72.

Hirsh, S., & Killion, J. (2009). When educators learn, students learn: Eight principles of professional learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 90(7), 464–469.

Jackson, L. D. (2009). Revisiting adult learning theory through the lens of an adult learner. Adult Learning, 20(3/4), 20–22.

Klassen, R. M., Krawchuk, L. L., Lynch, S. L., & Rajani, S. (2008). Procrastination and motivation of undergraduates with learning disabilities: A mixed-methods inquiry. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 23(3), 137–147.

Kose, B. W. (2007). One principal's influence on sustained, systemic, and differentiated professional development for social justice. Middle School Journal, 39(2), 34–42.

Light, G., Calkins, S., Luna, M., & Drane, D. (2009). Assessing the impact of a year-long faculty development program on faculty approaches to teaching. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 20(2), 168–181. .

Linn, G., Gill, P., Sherman, R., Vaughn, V., & Mixon, J. (2010). Evaluating the long-term impact of professional development. Professional Development In Education, 36(4), 679-682. .

Marrero, M. E., Woodruff, K. A., Schuster, G. S., & Riccio, J. F. (2010). Live, online short-courses: A case study of innovative teacher professional development. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11(1), 81–95.

Mizell, H., Hord, S., Killion, J., & Hirsh, S. (2011). New standards put the spotlight on professional learning. Journal of Staff Development, 32(4), 10–12.

Theoharis, G. (2010). Disrupting injustice: Principals narrate the strategies they use to improve their schools and advance social justice. Teachers College Record, 112(1), 331–373.

Theoharis, G., & Causton-Theoharis, J. N. (2008). Oppressors or emancipators: Critical dispositions for preparing inclusive school leaders. Equity & Excellence in Education, 41(2), 230–246.

Tisdell, E. J. & Thompson, P. M. (2007). ‘Seeing from a different angle’: The role of pop culture in teaching for diversity and critical media literacy in adult education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26(6), 651–673.

Tormey, R., & Henchy, D. (2008). Re-imagining the traditional lecture: An action research approach to teaching student teachers to 'do' philosophy. Teaching in Higher Education, 13(3), 303–314.

Waddell, G., & Lee, G. (2008). Crunching numbers, changing practices: A close look at student data turns the tide in efforts to close the achievement gap. Journal of Staff Development, 29(3), 18–21.


Other Readings

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