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ERIC Number: EJ1153339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Large-Scale Professional Development Programme
Main, Katherine; Pendergast, Donna
Professional Development in Education, v43 n5 p749-769 2017
An evaluation of the effectiveness of a large-scale professional development (PD) programme delivered to 258 schools in Queensland, Australia is presented. Formal evaluations were conducted at two stages during the programme using a tool developed from Desimone's five core features of effective PD. Descriptive statistics of 38 questions and thematic content analysis of open-ended responses reveal that the PD programme was reported to be effective for all five domains evaluated: duration; content focus; active learning; collective participation; and coherence. Recommendations arising from the planning and delivery of the programme include that future PD should be designed and evaluated in line with the framework that considers the evidence-based features of effective PD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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