Development: Extending the Do-It-Yourself Tradition

Year: 1992

Author: Begg, Andy

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

With the current political situations in many countries we find that more responsibility for curriculum and teacher development is being moved from the central administration to individual schools and teachers who are told "do-it-yourself". This move has advantages and disadvantages but other factors remain that were not considered by the central administration and need to be considered now by individuals. The prime concern with the devolution of responsibility is to ensure that development is effective. Finally another set of factors are discussed which might suggest the need for a paradigm shift in the way we think about teacher development if we want to make the outcomes of the do-it-yourself approach successful.