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Title: Developing continuing professional development (CPD) leadership in further education (FE)
Author: Omar, Bassam
ISNI:       0000 0004 5362 9224
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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This study develops understandings of CPD leadership development in an FE college in Cambridgeshire through an exploration of the practices and perspectives of CPD and senior leaders. The research methodology used semi-structured interviews to capture accounts of the experiences and perspectives of ten CPD leaders and seven Senior Management Team members (SMT) as they described their perceptions and interpretations of the term CPD, their individual roles and responsibilities, how CPD leaders were supported in their professional development and finally the challenges and barriers they encountered while carrying out their CPD leadership roles. The findings show that CPD tended to be implemented at the college on an ad hoc basis, and seems to assume a distributed leadership style. Despite the distributed modes of leadership that appeared to underpin implementation of CPD across the college, decisions about the content of CPD provision tended to be shaped by institutional priorities identified by members of the senior management team. CPD leaders and teachers appeared to be excluded from the process of CPD planning and policy development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: LB Theory and practice of education ; LB2300 Higher Education