Effective In-Service Training: Empowering Teachers To Change
Dr Lex McDonald.
This paper will examine the literature relating to effective professional development in-service training of teachers. It will discuss the role and nature of in-service, the structural, organisational and process issues related to effective in-service and models of in-service training. It will also specifically examine what we know about change and transfer of training as it relates to developing in-service for impact. The emphasis will be upon the need to re-examine how training is undertaken if it is to be used as an effective form of professional development. It will recommend that there be a re-think of in-service training and the development of a strategic systems model.
Dr Lex McDonald (New Zealand)
School of Education
Victoria University of Wellington
Lex is a psychologist and teacher and has worked overseas and in New Zealand as a consultant. His particular interests include training and special education.
(30 min. Conference Paper, English)