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The revised classic for designing mathematics and science professional development presents an updated planning framework and many professional development strategies and emphasizes continuous program monitoring and building professional cultures.

Knowledge and Beliefs Supporting Effective Professional Development
Knowledge and beliefs supporting effective professional development
Figure 2.1 Knowledge and Beliefs Supporting Effective Professional Development

Chapter 1 introduces and describes the components of a comprehensive framework for designing and implementing professional development. One of the first and very important inputs into the design process is the knowledge base on key topics related to professional development for science and mathematics teachers. The knowledge base refers to two different kinds of information—knowledge and beliefs. Knowledge refers to information that is sure, solid, dependable, and supported by research. It is distinct from opinions or points of view that may not be supported by evidence. Beliefs reflect what we think we know (Ball, 1996) or may be coming to know based on ...

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