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The Role of Continuous Professional Development of Teachers in Educational Change: A Literature Review
The Role of Continuous Professional Development of Teachers in Educational Change: A Literature Review

Serkan Uçan [1]


The notion that teachers play key role in the implementation of any educational reform is not a controversial issue anymore. Teachers always undertake an important mission for bringing about change to education systems, since they are the ones who will decide whether or not accept the change. According to many scholars hence, teachers and their continuous professional development (CPD) are crucial in determining the success of any educational reform directly and the future of society indirectly. In the light of the scholarly literature, the purpose of this paper is to show the importance of teachers’ CPD in the implementation of educational reforms and scrutinise one of the most cited factors, school culture, in influencing CPD of teachers.
The notion that teachers play key role in the implementation of any educational reform is not a controversial issue anymore. Teachers always undertake an important mission for bringing about change to education systems, since they are the ones who will decide whether or not accept the change. According to many scholars hence, teachers and their continuous professional development (CPD) are crucial in determining the success of any educational reform directly and the future of society indirectly. In the light of the scholarly literature, the purpose of this paper is to show the importance of teachers’ CPD in the implementation of educational reforms and scrutinise one of the most cited factors, school culture, in influencing CPD of teachers.
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Yazar: Serkan Uçan

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Yayımlanma Tarihi : 29 Aralık 2016

APA Uçan, S . (2016). The Role of Continuous Professional Development of Teachers in Educational Change: A Literature Review. Harran Maarif Dergisi , 1 (1) , 36-43 . DOI: 10.22596/2016.0101.36.43