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Title: Promoting professional development of secondary school teachers in Greece: in-school training in managing student behaviour
Authors: Moutiaga, Sofia
Papavassiliou-Alexiou, Ioanna
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences
Keywords: Teachers’ professional development
students’ behaviour management
in-school training
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Teacher Development
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
First Page: 492
Last Page: 513
Abstract: The study aimed to train teachers in managing student behaviour and to investigate the impact on teachers and their students. The training was based on adult-learning and group-leading strategies (development/application) as well as Social-Emotional-Learning and School-Wide-Positive-Behaviour-Supports approaches (content). It consisted of training meetings, coaching and distance learning and was implemented at Thessaloniki middle school, using a neighbouring middle school as the control school. The stability of impacts was checked by follow-up tests after four and twelve months accordingly. A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used for data analysis. After completion of training and four months later, an effective behaviour-management methodology and corresponding strategies were developed in the intervention school. Teachers reported increased professional self-efficacy, teachers and students evaluated their school climate more positively and students’ office discipline referrals decreased, compared with the control school. Benefits had decreased a year later, however, they remained increased compared with the control school. Ways to maintain beneficial results and a sustainable in-service teacher professional development policy are discussed.
ISSN: 1366-4530
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/13664530.2022.2104918
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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