Continuing Professional Development: LEA and school support for teachers

Barbara Lee, Sandra Brown, Suzanne Edmonds

01 September 2001

This study was carried out as part of the Local Government Educational Research Programme. It set out to investigate the current and potential role of the LEA in supporting schools to provide professional development for their staff, as part of their efforts to raise achievement. The project examined this at three levels: the LEA, the school and the teacher.

The broad aims of the investigation were:

  • to identify strategies in use in schools and LEAs to support the professional development of classroom teachers
  • to provide detailed examples of innovative practice that might usefully be adopted by schools and LEAs wishing to make further improvements in their current provision.
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