Professional Development School Research SIG 79

SIG Purpose

The purpose of the PDS Research SIG is to provide individuals engaged in research about Professional Development Schools with a forum for discussion and a space for mutual support.  The PDSR SIG encourages thoughtful and rigorous research which emanates from a variety of theoretical perspectives and utilizes many different investigative approaches and methods, while remaining faithful to the core principles of the PDS movement originally articulated by the Holmes group in the 1980’s (Holmes Group, 1986, 1990).  The PDSR SIG creates opportunities for inquiry, reflection, critique and collaboration among educators from all levels of the educational process and from all types of institutions and settings.