European Journal of Teacher Education volume 38, issue 1, P41-57 2014 DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2014.902439 View full text
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Lisa Gaikhorst, Jos J. Beishuizen, Bonne J.H. Zijlstra, Monique L.L. Volman

Abstract: This study examined the effects of a professional development programme aimed at equipping teachers for the challenges of teaching in urban schools. The contribution of the programme to teacher quality and teacher retention was evaluated using a mixed research design in which both quantitative (N = 133) and qualitative (N = 42) approaches were used. The results showed a significant effect of the programme on teacher knowledge and self-efficacy. Furthermore, teachers greatly appreciated the programme and they …

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