European Journal of Teacher Education volume 34, issue 1, P25-41 2011 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2010.534980 View full text
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Aileen Kennedy

Abstract: This paper explores stakeholders' views on the desirability of collaborative continuing professional development (CPD) and examines potential barriers. It draws on two projects which each explore perceptions of CPD for teachers in Scotland. The data include interviews with key informants and with practising teachers as well as survey data from Year 2-6 teachers. Analysis of data reveals an aspirational view of collaborative CPD, yet some of the data also reveal a pragmatic, occupational approach to CPD where …

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