Journal of Entrepreneurship Education (Print ISSN: 1098-8394; Online ISSN: 1528-2651)


The Influence of Continuing Professional Teacher Development Programmes in Promoting Student Achievement in South African Schools

Author(s): Hasha R, Wadesango Newman

As with any calling or vocation, educators need to develop strong identities as professionals. Often continuous professional development (CPD) comes handy in assisting educators employ high-yield instructional practices. The purpose of the research was to explore the influence of continuous professional development in promoting quality teaching and learning leading to enhanced student achievement in South African schools. The researchers highlighted the importance of CPD in promoting student achievement. The Teacher-Change Theory provided a framework to develop a deeper understanding of educator CPD. The desktop research method was engaged. Basically the desktop research involved collecting data from existing credible published resources. On the basis of the findings of this study, some recommendations were made. The primary recommendation of this study is for educator CPD programmes to create professional development opportunities that promote teacher collaboration by nurturing effective and active teacher learning communities.

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