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Hilda Borko




Professor Borko’s research explores 1) the process of learning to teach with an emphasis on changes in teachers’ knowledge, beliefs about teaching and learning, and classroom practices as they participate in professional-development programs; 2) learning to lead professional development, and 3) the measurement of instructional practices. Within CSET, Professor Borko directs the Problem-Solving Cycle (PSC) project, which works with middle-school math leaders in San Francisco, and is a Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation-funded project aimed at field testing the PSC professional-development model and devising approaches to the preparation of math leaders. Professor Borko is also a Co-Principal Investigator on a project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and the Spencer Foundation entitled “Quality Assessment in Science.” She holds a BA in Psychology, an MA in the Philosophy of Education, and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

CSET Publications

Fishman, Evan J., Borko, H., Osborne J., Gomez Zaccarelli, F., Rafanelli, S., Reigh, E., Tseng A., Million, S., Berson, E. (2017).  A Practice-Based Professional Development Program to Support Scientific Argumentation From Evidence in the Elementary Classroom.  Journal of Science Teacher Education. doi: 10.1080/1046560X.2017.1302727

Borko, H. (2012). Designing scalable and sustainable professional development: The Problem-Solving Cycle and teacher leader preparation. In M. Glaser-Zikuda, T. Seidel, C. Rohlfs, A. Groschner, & S. Ziegelbauer (Eds.) Mixed methods in empirical educational research (pp. 259-271). Munster: Waxmann.

Borko, H., Carlson, J., Mangram, C., Anderson, R., Fong, A., Million, S., Mozenter, S., Villa, A.M. (2017). The role of video-based discussion in a model for preparing professional development leaders. International Journal of STEM Education, 4:29. doi: 10.1186/s40594-017-0090-3

Adler, J., Yang, Y., Borko, H., Krainer, K., Patahuddin, S. (2017).  Topic Study Group No. 50: In-Service Education, and Professional Development of Secondary Mathematics Teachers. 609-612. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-62597-3_77.

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