The contribution of completing degree studies to teachers' professional development in Israel

Fadia Nasser, Barbara Fresko

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Abstract

This study examined an empirical model for predicting reported contribution of continuing education for teachers returning to college to complete academic degrees. Predictor variables included motives to resume degree studies, reasons for course selection and satisfaction with studies. Data are reported from 124 certified teachers enrolled in BEd degree programmes at an Israeli teachers college. The level of teachers' satisfaction could directly predict the degree to which they felt studies had contributed to their professional development. Reasons for course selection were indirectly related to contribution through their effect on satisfaction, whereas motives to study were not statistically related to other variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-193
Number of pages15
JournalEducational Studies
Volume29
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2003

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