Kennedy, Y., (2016). Teacher perceptions of change through participation int he Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University College London.
An understanding of the process of teacher change is necessary to explain the outcomes of professional development and to identify under what conditions, how and why change may or may not occur. No research has qualitatively examined the process or factors which influence teacher change over the course of training in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IY TCM) programme.
This study aimed to explore teacher perceptions of the process and impact of teacher change through participation in the IY TCM programme in relation to outcomes for students. It also aimed to investigate the factors which influence teacher change and the relationship between teacher perceived changes in their students’ social, emotional and behavioural functioning and self-perceived teacher change.
Dr. Yvonne Kennedy
Senior Educational Psychologist,
National Educational Psychological Service,
Department of Education and Skills,
Donore Road Industrial Estate,