The Wisdom in Professional Development

By Fehmida Goderya-Shaikh.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Professional development can lead to a continuum of different outcomes for individuals. These outcomes may or may not be in line with the goals of the individuals involved in the professional development activity. This paper provides an insight into intentional or non-intentional outcomes from a professional development intervention for teachers, head teachers and administrators in two districts in Sindh, Pakistan. The study was conducted using a case study methodology that was multisite. The academic staffs of 12 schools, that is 6 schools in each of the districts, were part of the study. An equal number of boys’ and girls’ school were chosen to identify whether or not gender issues existed in the different outcomes. Data collection was through documents, questionnaires, in-depth interviews, observations and focus-group interviews.

Keywords: Intended Outcomes, Non-intended Outcomes, Professional Development, Wisdom through Experience

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.117-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 732.018KB).

Fehmida Goderya-Shaikh

Senior Researcher and Lecturer, Professional Development Unit, Notre Dame Institute of Education, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Dr. Fehmida G. Shaikh is a senior researcher and senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Notre Dame Institute of Education, Karachi, Pakistan. Her research interests lie in the field of professional development and program evaluation.

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