Bookcover of Teachers' Engagement in Professional Development
Booktitle:

Teachers' Engagement in Professional Development

A Collective Case Study: Understanding the Role of Colleagues in Teachers' Engagement in Professional Development

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2012-06-12 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-15525-3

ISBN-10:
365915525X
EAN:
9783659155253
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This study was an examination of teachers’ perceptions in two schools: one school that showed exemplary collaboration among its staff and one school that was becoming a more collaborative school. Collaboration is understood as working in cohesion to achieve a common goal (Deal & Peterson, 2009; Fullan & Hargreaves, 1996; Little, 1982; Schlechty, 2009). One focus group with teachers at each school, with follow-up individual interviews, provided the data explaining colleagues’ influences on engagement in professional development. The findings of this study suggest that colleagues have an important effect on teachers’ engagement in professional development. Participants indicated that colleagues were a factor of engagement because they increased engagement through fulfilling their desire for face-to-face instruction, through their appreciation of being worked with, rather than worked on (Morewood & Bean, 2009), and through networking. As teacher participants worked together in professional development, they increased their school’s organizational capacity (Mitchell & Sackney, 2001).
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Karalyn Schmalz-Picard
Number of pages:
132
Published on:
2012-06-12
Stock:
Available
Category:
Education system
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Engagement, professional development, Capacity, School Culture, Colleagues

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