The Enabling School: within school factors that may support teachers in completing postgraduate professional development activity

Grant type: Development (2000-08)
Round: January 2005
Amount awarded £5,000.00
Completed: October 2008
Leader(s): Dr. Amanda Pill
Organisation: University of Gloucestershire
Contact Email: apill@glos.ac.uk
Contact phone: 01242 543361
Address: Francis Close Hall Campus,Gloucestershire GL51 4AZ
Partners:
Dr. Harriet Marland
Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln
Dr. Linet Arthur
Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University
Tony Rea
Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford Brookes University
Interim report received: 20 January 2009
Final report received: 2 October 2008
The Enabling School: within school factors that may support teachers in completing postgraduate professional development activity
Building on previous research activity, this study will focus upon the within school factors that appear to be significant in supporting teachers’ successful engagement with and completion of postgraduate professional development. Using semi-structured interviews it is planned to gather information from key stakeholders in teachers’ CPD within a small number of schools who have a high proportion of staff registered for academic modules and programmes. It is hoped that the outcomes of the study will include:
·        the impact on school improvement of postgraduate professional development as perceived by the respondents
·        the differences in terms of the respondents’ perceptions of impact between higher level study and other in-service activity
·        the factors that appear to be particularly important in terms of creating a whole school ethos that supports teachers’ engagement with postgraduate professional development
It is anticipated that the outcomes of this research study will be of interest to CPD Coordinators, Headteachers, HEI staff, LEA Advisors and Professional associations for teachers.