ERIC Number: EJ925720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Module-Based Professional Development for Teachers: A Cost-Effective Philippine Experiment
San Antonio, Diosdado M.; Morales, Nelson S.; Moral, Leo S.
Teacher Development, v15 n2 p157-169 2011
This article examines the impact of implementing module-based professional development for teachers (MBPDT) in the Philippines. A mixed-method study, experimental design with empirical surveys and an open-ended questionnaire revealed that the experimental group of teachers had greater professional content knowledge compared with the control group after five weeks of implementing MBPDT. However, the experiment did not yield significant effects on the teachers' commitment levels or on their pupils' mathematics proficiency levels. Another significant finding showed that the more experienced teachers in the experimental group possessed slightly higher commitment after the intervention. Finally, results of the study suggest that a larger scale implementation of MBPDT may be undertaken as a cost-effective option for teachers' professional development.
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Research Design, Teacher Improvement, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Faculty Development, Cost Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Achievement, Teaching Experience, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines