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ERIC Number: EJ779691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Factors Influencing Teachers' Professional Competence Development
Grangeat, Michel; Gray, Peter
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v59 n4 p485-501 Dec 2007
This article aims to increase understanding and knowledge concerning teachers' competence enhancement. Models used in industrial contexts are analysed in order to elaborate a framework relevant to understand teachers' learning. This specifies components of the work environment that are mobilised by teachers in order to achieve their goals. It is used to identify ways in which teachers in France manage to improve their practice despite being involved in complex and difficult situations. The data come from 60 interviews. The results highlight the effects of the organisation of the collective work situations: spurring exchanges amongst teachers and school partners appears to be a main factor for improving teachers' conceptions about teaching. Some ideas are outlined for constructing new continuing professional development programmes and studying their effects. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France