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ERIC Number: EJ1083369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Teacher-Based Scaffolding as a Teacher Professional Development Program in Indonesia
Rahman, Bujang; Abdurrahman, Abdurrahman; Kadaryanto, Budi; Rusminto, Nurlaksana Eko
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n11 Article 4 Nov 2015
Improvement of teachers' content knowledge has long been regarded as a priority in Indonesian school systems, and has been the goal for many teacher professional development programs. In this paper we report the evaluation of a professional development program to improve content knowledge for 147 Indonesian teachers. The teachers were divided into three experimental groups, and each group was treated to one of the three professional development models frequently used in developing countries. The results showed that all three models led to improvement in the teachers' content knowledge; however, the teacher-based scaffolding model proved to be the most effective. In our account of why this program of teacher-based scaffolding was successful, we compared it with other studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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