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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 32, Pages: 2568-2573

Original Article

An Inquiry into the Continuing Professional Development Training Needs of Education Graduates in a State University in the Philippines

Received Date:16 July 2023, Accepted Date:29 July 2023, Published Date:29 August 2023


Objectives/Methods: This study adopted a descriptive method of research using a self-administered research instrument to collect data from eighty (80) professional teachers who were purposively sampled among the graduates of Eastern Samar State University- College of Education from School Years 2008- 2018 aimed to inquire into the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training Needs of the respondents. Specifically, it delved to identify the extent of felt need for CPD training in the seven (7) Domains of Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), determine respondents’ level of agreement on the benefits from CPD training and determine their preference on CPD training specifications. Results and Findings: This study disclosed the intense need of education graduates who are now professional teachers for relevant trainings with a Grand Mean of 3.9 (Much Needed Training) based on PPST. Meanwhile, the desires were centered on Content Knowledge and Pedagogy, Understanding the Diversity of Learners and on Curriculum and Planning. It is confirmed that teachers are deeply grounded on the belief that CPD Program is beneficial in the pursuit of their careers as it garnered an overall rating of 4.4 (Much Agreeable) On the CPD training specifications, majority expressed their concern on Trainers’ Ideal Characteristics specifically having a deep knowledge on the topic with the highest mean of 4.39 and Paper and Pencil Training Assessment as the most preferred mode with a mean of 3.79. These are vital indicators to measure the success of one’s attendance and participation in professional development undertakings. Novelty: A “Need –Based Teacher Training cum Continuing Professional Developmental (CPD) Framework “ will be instituted based on the findings of the study and can be adopted by ESSU –College of Education or by any Teacher Training Institution in local or global setting towards a sustainable development in the assimilation and practice of Teaching Profession.

Keywords: Inquiry; Continuing Professional Development; Training Needs; Education Graduate


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© 2023 Marasigan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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