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, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 725-740, doi: 10.1080/19415257.2012.696075.

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Title Implementing a new model for teachers' professional learning in Papua New Guinea
Author(s) Honan, Eileen
Evans, TerryORCID iD for Evans, Terry
Muspratt, Sandy
Paraide, Patricia
Reta, Medi
Baroutsis, Aspa
Journal name Professional development in education
Volume number 38
Issue number 5
Start page 725
End page 740
Total pages 16
Publisher Talyor and Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-11
ISSN 1941-5257
Keyword(s) professional learning
action research
Papua New Guinea
Summary 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.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/19415257.2012.696075
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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