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ERIC Number: ED502419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 91
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
An Evaluation of the Teacher Learning Academy: Phases 1 and 2. Final Report (Summary Report and Full Report)
Moor, Helen; Lamont, Emily; Lord, Pippa; Gulliver, Caroline
National Foundation for Educational Research
This research sets out key findings from an evaluation of Phases 1 and 2 of the pilot Teacher Learning Academy (TLA). The pilot TLA was established by the General Teaching Council for England (GTC) to provide professional and public recognition for teacher learning and development work. The Academy offers the opportunity for the learning that occurs in teachers' daily professional lives to be acknowledged through a national system. Reported findings include: (1) Research indicated that teachers who submitted work to the TLA derived significant outcomes from their involvement; and (2) For most teachers, their involvement had altered their perceptions and understandings of professional development. Concerns were highlighted in relation to the manageability of participation in the TLA, chiefly regarding finding time to complete a submission and understanding the TLA requirements. It is anticipated that a change in approach in the TLA in Phase 3 could have the potential to resolve these manageability issues. Overall, the TLA was regarded as an effective model of professional development for the recognition that it provides for teachers' work, and for the model of professional development that it promotes. Two-thirds of interviewed teachers who submitted work to the TLA believed that it had a greater impact than other forms of professional development. (Contains 6 footnotes and 6 tables.) [The research reported here was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the General Teaching Council for England (GTC). Summary and full report are included in this document.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)