ERIC Number: EJ1085402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
Teachers' Evaluation of Professional Development in Support of National Reforms
Gökmenoglu, Tuba; Clark, Christopher M.
Issues in Educational Research, v25 n4 p442-459 2015
As in many other nations, the Turkish education system has undergone many significant curricular and structural reforms in the last decade. This study was designed to learn from teachers about the quality of professional development programs that were designed to support national reforms. Ten years into a period of intensive national reform, teachers reported that professional development activities only moderately satisfied them. We speculate that "reform fatigue" may be partially responsible for relatively low teacher enthusiasm for mandatory, centrally designed training. Failure to adjust teacher development designs to meet established teacher preferences could undermine ambitious and expensive programs of national education reform.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Satisfaction, Preferences, Teacher Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, National Surveys, Educational Quality, Public School Teachers, Likert Scales, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey