Research and analysis

Teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) within two clusters of small rural primary schools.

Attitudes to, and understanding of, the meaning and purpose of CPD and how it affects teachers and their pupils.



The research discusses the pros and cons of 2 models of continuing professional development (CPD):

  • an imposed deficit model of CPD
  • a benefits and growth model with a tailored approach to CPD and an emphasis on the development needs of individual schools