Intensive Professional Development in Early Literacy Instruction for Preschool Teachers

Intensive Professional Development in Early Literacy Instruction for Preschool Teachers

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This study assesses the efficacy of using an intensive professional development program to improve preschool teachers' practices related to early literacy. A mixed methods approach was employed to review secondary data from a federally-funded Early Reading First Grant. The population studied consisted of thirty-one preschool teachers at four diverse programs serving low income children located in the mid-western urban community of Grand Rapids, Michigan.Cohort workshops paired with coaching, provide in-service training that is research based and effective because it is continuous, intensive, and individualized (Bowman, Donovan, aamp; Burns, 2001; Hayes, Grippe, aamp; Hall, 1999; Joyce aamp; Showers 1996). A systematic approach is ... This type of assessment based planning guides the development of knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed for success. A primary focus is to help individuals grow and gain expertise in their current positions.


Title:Intensive Professional Development in Early Literacy Instruction for Preschool Teachers
Author: Rebecca Brinks
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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