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ERIC Number: EJ1211046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Research Trends in In-Service Science Teacher Professional Development from 2012 to 2016
Aldahmash, Abdulwali H.; Alshamrani, Saeed M.; Alshaya, Fahad S.; Alsarrani, Nawwaf A.
International Journal of Instruction, v12 n2 p163-178 Apr 2019
This paper presents a content analytic approach to research related to in-service science teachers' professional development. The research under consideration was published in four international science education journals and three international conference proceedings specialized in science education from 2012 through 2016. A total of 204 articles (44 published in journals and 160 published in conference proceedings) were examined to identify the fields of concentration within continuous professional development (CPD) programmes, which are; focus of professional development, Types of Professional development, research purposes, research tools, Types of the data, the context of the in-service CPD programmes. The result indicated that there is increasing emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), inquiry, problem-solving and thinking. Most of the journals and conferences provide CPD as in-school and long-term training programmes subject to systematic evaluation.
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Trend Analysis, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Education, Professional Continuing Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia