The Efficiency of Administrative CPD Courses towards School Managers

Ahmet Bozak, Mumtaz Karadag, Yavuz Bolat


The aim of this study is to define the points of view of the schools directors on administratorship CPD training course organized by local educational directorates. A mixed model was used in this study and related data was evaluated both at quantitative and qualitative dimensions. The sample group was formed by 174 participants among 567 school directors who participated to the administratorship CPD training course organized by Şanlıurfa Local Educational Directorate in Bozova, Haliliye, Siverek and Viranşehir districts in educational year of 2015 and 2016, and study group was formed by 149 school directors who participated the CPD training course in the same educational districts. Data was collected via a survey in quantitative dimension and by phenomenological interviewing technic in qualitative dimension. In the study, it was concluded that CPD course led the participants acquire new knowledge and skills, and have new perspective and understanding related to school management, the content of training course and qualification of the instructors were efficient enough according to the participant school managers, the CPD course was sufficient in terms of educational tools and equipment, school managers pay more attention to self-learning and find the CPD course sufficient enough in terms of self-learning opportunities, participants are concerned about the teaching methodology of the training course and they demand to have teaching methods which will depend on practical and operative activities rather than theoretical and academic information, the participants were not satisfied with the facilities supplied by the CPD organization, the timing of the CPD course was not welcomed and many participants stated their negative concern about the timing of the CPD course as it was held within educational year and as they had to manage their school simultaneously.  

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