Implementing a new model for teachers' professional learning in Papua New Guinea

Honan, Eileen, Evans, Terry, Muspratt, Sandy, Paraide, Patricia, Reta, Medi and Baroutsis, Aspa (2012) Implementing a new model for teachers' professional learning in Papua New Guinea. Professional Development in Education, 38 5: 725-740. doi:10.1080/19415257.2012.696075

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Author Honan, Eileen
Evans, Terry
Muspratt, Sandy
Paraide, Patricia
Reta, Medi
Baroutsis, Aspa
Title Implementing a new model for teachers' professional learning in Papua New Guinea
Journal name Professional Development in Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1941-5257
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/19415257.2012.696075
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 5
Start page 725
End page 740
Total pages 16
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This article reports on a study that investigates the possibilities of developing a professional learning model based on action research that could lead to sustained improvements in teaching and learning in schools in remote areas of Papua New Guinea. The issues related to the implementation of this model are discussed using a critical lens that questions the use of ‘western’ constructs about ‘successful’ professional learning and ‘quality’ education in Papua New Guinea. In the article, we discuss the notion of ‘professional learning’ and how action research can be conceived as a model for professional learning. Then, we discuss some of the issues and difficulties that are arising during the implementation of our study. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for future developments of professional learning for teachers in countries such as Papua New Guinea.
Keyword Professional learning
Action research
Papua New Guinea
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Version of record first published: 05 Jul 2012

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