Exploring the influence of professional development on teacher careers : developing a path model approach

COLDWELL, Michael (2017). Exploring the influence of professional development on teacher careers : developing a path model approach. Teaching and teacher education, 61, 189-198.

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Abstract

This paper develops a path model of professional development (PD) to explore the relationship between teacher PD and teacher careers and retention. A focussed literature review frames the study, which is based on a survey of 500+ teachers and interviews with 25 teachers. The findings provide evidence of the influence of PD on intermediate outcomes within the model and some evidence of influence on career progression. The paper concludes that a path model can provide a useful frame for examining the influence of PD on career, but the approach is limited given the complex, situated nature of teachers' careers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional development; careers; retention; path model; evaluation
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.10.015
Depositing User: Michael Coldwell
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 16:55
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13895

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