Learner orientation through professional development of teachers? : Empirical results from a cascade trainig in Anglophone Cameroon




Organization Unit: Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik
Authors: Lange, Sarah
By: Lange, Sarah
Publishing Institution: Comparative Education Society in Europe / British Section
Publisher Information: Abingdon : Taylor & Francis Group
Issue Date: 2014
Issue: 44 (2014), 4
Page count/Size: S. 587 - 612
Name of the Journal: Compare a journal of comparative and international education
Abstract: 
This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three groups of teachers in a control group design: (1) teach- ers participating in the in-service training, subdivided into (1a) teachers trained as multipliers and (1b) teachers trained by the multipliers, and
(2) teachers who did not participate in the training. The study featured a quantitative control group design (n = 292) and is intended to contribute to the discussion on the sustainable effects of in-service teacher training in low-income countries. The data collection was conducted in 13 secondary schools in Cameroon. The results suggest that the programme had effects on the teachers’ attitudes and classroom practices.
Keywords: Professional Development, Cascade training, sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon, teachers
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/39624
ISSN: 0305-7925
Document Type: Article
Language(s): English
Licence: German Act on Copyright
Publication date: 19. September 2019


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