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The Journey After: A Phenomenological Examination of Teachers' Transfer of Learning from a Two-Year Professional Development Program.

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Title:The Journey After: A Phenomenological Examination of Teachers' Transfer of Learning from a Two-Year Professional Development Program.
Authors:Padua, Jennifer F. M.
Contributors:Education (department)
Keywords:transfer of learning
professional development
phenomenology
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:This phenomenological study investigated lessons learned and factors affecting transfer of
learning by participants who were involved in a 2-year reading professional development
program (Pacific CHILD) in a remote area in the Western Pacific. The transfer of learning
process was examined through the use of focus groups, semi-structured interviews, surveys, and
artifacts. Individual and group descriptions were utilized to capture lived experiences and
generate themes to formulate lessons learned. Results from this study showed that Pacific
CHILD had a positive impact; teacher efficacy affected transfer of learning; and teachers
preferred specific instructional practices to transfer. New positions and responsibilities given to
participants, frequent changes, and conflicting conditions were factors affecting the transfer of
learning for teachers. Implications for future studies include creating local supports after the
conclusion of externally funded professional development programs, and examining the broader
scope on how the frequency of transferring teachers to different instructional positions effect
change.
Description:Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/62358
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Appears in Collections: Ph.D. - Education


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