Efficacy of Continuous Professional Development Programs in Special Education Department, Punjab

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Saira Hanif, Ghulam Hussain, Saima Hanif, Dr. Kamran Siddiqui


CPD (continuous professional development) is crucial for quality education. The study
"efficacy of CPD in the field of special education" interested to trace the structure,
criteria, process, content, field practices and effectiveness of CPD special education. The
design of the study was qualitative in nature and it was phenomenological study. Sample of 10
teachers serving in special education department of Punjab were selected by convenient
sampling. A semi structured open ended interview was conducted individually with all subjects
of the study to gather data. Thematic analysis was used to reach the results of the study. The
results of the study revealed that the scheme, schedule, magnitude, criteria and content of CPD
were unsatisfactory and inconsistent. It was suggested that structure, scheme, process,
criteria, content and practices regarding CPD should be reconsidered/revised in the field of
special education. Efficacy of CPD programs can be sustained by linking increments, distant
education, technology driven and learning.

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