A Professional Development Model for High School Teachers in Taiwan
The main purpose of the study was to construct a professional development model for senior high school teachers. The teacher evaluation program has been put in practice now in Taiwan. Based on the results of teacher evaluation, a professional development model was needed consequently. This paper is based on the results of a three year research program. Teacher evaluation indicators were ascertained, and several evaluation tools were constructed. A prototype model of teacher evaluation was also constructed and verified. This study then start to survey the need of professional development for high school teachers, and based on the needs to generate a professional development model for teachers. Several results were concluded, such as supporting system is needed so that teachers can find the possible resource to improve their teaching. A fair evaluation evaluation standard system is also important to the professional development activity.
Keywords: Teacher Professional Development
Prof. Chih-Yang Chao
President, Lee-Ming Institute of Technology