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International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(3) 161-180

Reflective Teaching Practices in Teachers and Their Attitudes Toward Professional Self-development

Eman Gheith & Nahil Aljaberi

pp. 161 - 180   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.146.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1806-19-0001

Published online: June 30, 2018  |   Number of Views: 62  |  Number of Download: 87


Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the levels of teachers′ reflective practices as well as their attitudes toward professional self-development in relation to various variables, including gender, number of workshops attended and experience. The study sample consisted of 162 teachers who work as teachersat a number of private schools in Amman. Two scales have been used in this study; the first questionnaire consists of (28) items to measure teachers′ reflective practices in 6 dimensions. The second scale consists of (18) items to measure the attitudes-towards-professional-development. Results found that the level of teachers′ reflective practices on the scale as a whole were within an ′acceptable′ level; however, their practices in the subcategory of"appreciating criticism"  were below acceptable. Findings indicated that teachers′ attitudes toward professional development were positive. Findings further revealed a strong correlation of 0.485 between the reflective practices and the attitudes toward self-development in teachers.

Keywords: Reflective teaching Practices, Professional self-development, attitudes


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gheith, E. & Aljaberi, N. (2018). Reflective Teaching Practices in Teachers and Their Attitudes Toward Professional Self-development. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(3), 161-180. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.146.11

Harvard
Gheith, E. and Aljaberi, N. (2018). Reflective Teaching Practices in Teachers and Their Attitudes Toward Professional Self-development. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(3), pp. 161-180.

Chicago 16th edition
Gheith, Eman and Nahil Aljaberi (2018). "Reflective Teaching Practices in Teachers and Their Attitudes Toward Professional Self-development". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (3):161-180. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.146.11.

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