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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Chand, Deepa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
This research examined the impact of story sharing and reflective dialogue on mathematics teachers' professional learning in Fiji. Employing a qualitative research methodology, semi-structured interviews were used to gather data from nine Fijian secondary school mathematics teachers. The study established that: 1) teachers improve their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Reflection
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Swabey, Karen; Kertesz, John – Waikato Journal of Education, 2019
De-privatisation of classrooms is characterised by formal and informal invitations to colleagues to access classroom management, pedagogical approaches and teaching practices. This case study of six secondary schools examined the perceptions and practices of de-privatised practice amongst Fijian urban, rural and remote area teachers. Quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Privatization
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda lshwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research investigates teachers' professional development (PD) practices in a rural Fijian secondary school. Using a qualitative research design, data was gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 15 teachers of the case study school. The findings revealed that the teachers in the school were mostly engaged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Rural Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad; Lingam, Govinda Ishwar; Chand, Deepa Dewali – Waikato Journal of Education, 2017
This research examines rural and urban teachers' perceptions of Professional Development (PD) needs. Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 rural and 10 urban teachers. The major findings which emerged were, first, the PD needs of rural schools are slightly…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Rural Urban Differences
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
This research examines novice and experienced teacher perceptions of school-based professional development (PD). Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 10 novice and 10 experienced teachers from two case study schools (one rural and one urban). The major findings to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mohan, Parmeshwar Prasad – Waikato Journal of Education, 2016
This research examines the school leaders' perceptions on the usefulness of the Future Leaders' Programme (FLP) which they themselves had undergone prior to taking up leadership roles in schools. Using a qualitative research design, data were gathered by means of document analysis and semi-structured interviews with 20 rural and 20 urban school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Self Efficacy