Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

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)
Senior Lecturer
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.

  • Teachers
  • In-service
  • Adult learning
  • Effective training
  • Change
  • Transfer of training

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)