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Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons From the Field
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Professional Development Schools: Researching Lessons from the field highlights exemplar studies in the field of PDS and by doing so makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in the field. Using a meta-synthesis, Breault and Breault examined research over the last 20 years in uncover examples, both exemplary and subpar research in a significant area of education.

Rick Breault is currently a visiting professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy at West Virginia University. He received his EdD in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in social foundations of education from Northern Illinois University. Rick was an elementary and middle school teacher before entering higher education and, since then, has worked primarily in teacher education. His research interests include the nature of professional development school writing, aesthetic inquiry into teaching practices, and the sense of place in educational research. Among his recent publications are articles in Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue, Teaching and Teacher Education, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Equity and Excellence in Education. Rick was also a Fulbright Scholar in Hungary and was recently recognized for imaginative teaching practice by the Lincoln Center Institute. Donna Breault is an associate professor of curriculum studies at West Virginia University. She received her Ph.D. in curriculum and supervision from Georgia State University. Prior to entering higher education, Donna was an elementary and middle school teacher and administrator. Since entering higher education, she has taught courses in curriculum, foundations, research, and leadership, and she has coordinated programs in educational leadership. Donna's research includes applications of Dewey's theory of inquiry in curriculum, research, and organizational systems. Her publications include Urban Education: A Handbook for Parents and Educators (co-author, Louise Allen) and articles in Educational Theory, Educational Studies, The International Journal of Leadership in Education, Journal of Thought, Planning and Change, and Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly.

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