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Learning for Teaching: a Research Study of Participation, Uptake, and Influences of Professional Learning in Two National Contexts - a Pearson Education Foundation grant

Primary Investigator(s): Donald Freeman, Kathleen Graves

Funding Agency: Pearson Education Foundation

Amount: $423,065

Period: 2/1/2010 - 1/1/2011

Teachers-and specifically what they know and are able to do in their teaching-are central in improving classroom instruction, and thus student learning outcomes. In most national systems, on-going professional development is key to making such improvements. This is the case with English-language teaching and learning, in which communication-focused language instruction, particularly at the middle and secondary levels, is central to current reforms in many countries throughout the world.