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References and Resources

These are the principal publications that informed the work of the Professional Development Policy Advisory Committee. Additional publications and resources may be found on the Department of Education website or through related organizations.

Barth, R. (1990). Improving schools from within: Teachers, parents and principals can make a difference. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Collins Writing Program, (Collins Educational Associates, Newbury, MA)  http://www.collinswritingprogram.com

Darling-Hammond, L. & Ball, D. L. (January, 1998). Teaching for high standards: What policymakers need to know and be able to do. Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Philadelphia, PA, National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, New York, NY. On-line at: http://www.nctaf.org/publications/Teaching.pdf (Note: This document is a Adobe Acrobat - PDF file that requires special plug-in. The document may not meet accessibility standards)

Elmore, R. F. (2002). Bridging the gap between standards and achievement: The imperative for professional development in education. Washington, DC: Albert Shanker Institute, p. 5.

Guskey, T. (March, 2002). Does it make a difference? Evaluating professional development. Education Leadership, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), p. 46-51.

Knowles, Malcolm G. (1984). The adult learner: A neglected species. Houston: Gulf Publishing Company.

Maine Leadership Consortium. (March 2000). The report on common ground V. Orono, ME. http://www.ume.maine.edu/~cofed/msln/

Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. (August, 1998). Maine a community of leaders: A white paper on professional development. Augusta, ME. http://www.mmsa.org/

National Staff Development Council. (2002), Standards for staff development - revised. Oxford, OH. http://www.nsdc.org/

Woodward, S. K., & Townsend, R. (September, 1998). Major shifts in staff development. Penquis Bulletin. University of Maine Center for Research and Evaluation. Orono, ME. p. 2. http://www.ume.maine.edu/~cofed/cre/