Teachers hit out at haphazard training

10th September 2010 at 01:00

Teachers' professional development is haphazard, poorly planned and poorly assessed, research has concluded. Academics from Cambridge University and the Open University conducted a survey of 1,126 teachers to determine what professional development they were being offered. Teachers reported that programmes were often erratic - those in their first years were far less likely to be offered the chance to go on courses than older staff - while only six per cent had attended the demonstration of a new lesson or skill in the previous year.

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