Proceedings from a Working Meeting on School Readiness Research: Guiding the Synthesis of Early Childhood Research. Conclusions

12/15/2009

In sum, these projects demonstrate that PD can produce benefits in teacher behavior and instructional practices and in child outcomes ranging from academic achievement to social-emotional development. Generally, teachers trained on a curriculum demonstrated improvements in their classroom instructional practices, and children showed benefits in outcomes. This set of projects provides four rigorous assessments of PD, particularly as it relates to coaching and mentoring. When it comes to the benefits of particular PD strategies, the conclusions from this set of emerging findings are more limited. There is also new information about the relationship of PD and implementation of curricula with fidelity. However, results vary across curricula and outcomes, and are affected by workplace and teacher characteristics variations that have not yet been consistently considered or reproduced across projects. Exploring these factors in future research can help provide even more information about PD so that effective teaching supports can be put in place that ensure children are prepared to enter school ready to succeed.

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