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ERIC Number: EJ816201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Striking the Right Chord and Sustaining Successful Professional Development in Information and Communications Technologies
Holmes, Bryn; Gardner, John; Galanouli, Despina
Journal of In-service Education, v33 n4 p389-404 Dec 2007
This article argues that most variants of professional development in information and communications technologies are merely "in-between" processes, the design of which does not pay sufficient attention to important antecedent and post-engagement activities. These we identify as preparing the ground before the main engagement with the teachers begins, and enabling teachers to make and sustain their own progress after it is complete. Using two empirical case studies, this article sets out to explore, from a primarily UK perspective, the two-fold process of "striking the chord" of teachers' interest and commitment as precursors to change, and pursuing sustainability once the face-to-face role of conventional professional development has ended. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom