ERIC Number: EJ903189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
An Investigation of the Effectiveness of the School-Based Workshops Approach to Staff Development in Secondary Schools in Botswana
Monyatsi, P. P.
Educational Research and Reviews, v1 n5 p150-155 Aug 2006
The development of staff in any organization in order to attain quality results is a sine qua non. The human resource of any organization, including schools and colleges is central to its effectiveness. What matters is the model that is used to enable the development of staff, in this case the development of teachers in secondary schools. This article argues that the school-based workshops as a component of staff development in the schools is the most effective due to several reasons, among them, the contextuality of the approach, it needs-driven nature, and the collaboration and teamwork that are its hallmark. Apart from the above, the study highlights some advantages that accrue such as being cost-effective and time saving and not being disruptive to the teaching and learning processes. The study combines both the qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Program Effectiveness, Workshops, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Educational Improvement, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana