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ERIC Number: EJ821107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Evaluating a "New" In-Service Professional Development Programme in Greece: The Experiences of Tutors and Teachers
John, Peter D.; Gravani, Maria N.
Journal of In-service Education, v31 n1 p105-130 Mar 2005
This article explores critically the case of university-provided inservice training for secondary teachers in Greece, using the experience of both tutors and teachers as they embark upon it. It draws upon an exploratory study carried out with 22 secondary teachers (philologists) and 12 university teachers in the context of two university departments. The analysis focuses on two aspects of Kirkpatrick's (1975) conceptualisation of the evaluation process: reaction evaluation and learning evaluation. The findings highlighted the limitations of the event-delivery model of professional development, in particular, the vexatious relationship between theory and practice. The article concludes with a number of recommendations related to the need for the greater involvement of teachers in the organisation, formulation and delivery of in-service professional development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece