The Factors Influencing the Effective Implementation of Continuous Professional Development Program: The Case Of Selected Secondary Schools of Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


The main objective of this study was to investi gate the factors influencing the effectiv e implementati on of CPO Program in Addis Ababa city administration. To accomplish this purpose, a descriptive Survey method was employed. Data for the study were collected u si ng Questionnaires, interview and documen t analysis. By Purposive sampling method from Addis Ababa city administration, Abiyot Kirs, Oerartu Tullu and Lafto secondary schools were selected as a sample. In the study 109 Teachers participated on filin g the questi onnaires and 15 Teachers have Participated on interview in number 6 teache rs, 3 Unit leade rs, 3 directors, 3 sub city Educational Experts have Participated on an interview and document analysis is also took place in selected schools and portfolio of six teacher, two teachers from each sc hool have been seen. Data ob tained throug h questionnaires were qualitatively described and interpreted a nd co mbin ed with the information obtained throug h interview were qualitatively described in to supplement the quantita tiv e data. Th e result of data analysis and interpre tation indicated that the support given to teachers both pre-services a nd post practice was low, the supports provided for teachers after, they started teaching and follow up-system was also very poor it was considered the only responsib ility of the sub city T OP expertise and supervisors, the attitude of teachers towards the CPO program was found negative, and the id ea of the teachers and directors shows contradiction on CPO activities. On the bases of these major findings conclusions were made in chapter five. Finally recommendations were suggested.