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dc.contributor.authorRaval, Harini-
dc.contributor.authorMcKenney, Susan-
dc.contributor.authorPieters, Jules-
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-29T18:09:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-29T18:09:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-29T18:09:42Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1820/4111-
dc.descriptionRaval, H., McKenney, S., & Pieters, J. (2012). A Contextual factors that foster or inhibit para-teacher professional development: The case of an Indian, non-governmental organization. International Journal of Training and Development, 16(1), 23-38.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe appointment of para-professionals to overcome skill shortages and/or make efficient use of expensive resources is well-established in both developing and developed countries. The present research concerns para-teachers in India. The literature on para- teachers is dominated by training for special needs settings, largely in developed societies. Little has been published about para-teachers working in developing countries with children without disabilities, despite this being a common occurrence. The present research investigates how contextual factors influence the design and implementation of professional support for para-teachers. The research participants were twelve para-teachers and five management and administrative staff. Contextual factors included characteristics of para-teachers, classrooms and students from under-resourced settings; and the practices and policies found in a non-school educational setting, here a non-governmental organization., The study indicates that each factor has potentially enhancing and hindering effects which need to be taken into consideration when designing and implementing professional development work.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectteachersen_US
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten_US
dc.titleA Contextual factors that foster or inhibit para-teacher professional development: The case of an Indian, non-governmental organizationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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