Lebanese Teachers’ Views on ‘Continuing Professional Development’

Jun. 21, 2010

Source: Teacher Development, Volume 14, Issue 2, (2010) pages 207-224.

This article describes Lebanese teachers’ views on Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Seven hundred and thirty‐nine teachers from across Lebanon responded to semi‐structured questions about personal and school efforts to help stay up to date.

The teachers expressed their views on what constitutes effective CPD, why this is needed and how this influences their practice.

Findings showed that CPD in Lebanon focuses on workshops as coordinators conjecture, but there is no follow‐up for application of what is learned.
Findings also indicate a need to have more structured and systematic CPD for all teachers with a focus on action research and mentoring.

The researchers recommend that policy makers stipulate mandatory CPD for all teachers.

Updated: Jul. 26, 2011