Paratexts to CPD: Decision Making, Leadership, Teacher Education and Project Work

  • Yongjian LiEmail author
  • Fred Dervin


This chapter deals with the last category of actors (which we call ‘paratexts’) and includes decision-makers, school leaders, teacher educators and CPD project coordinators. This last category allows us to compare the discourses of those who make decisions about CPD or who observe CPD practices (teacher educators) and to contrast them with those of providers and educators. This chapter demonstrates that there are gaps in the ways some members of this category engage critically with CPD, with decision-makers and principals being more ‘liberal’ than the rest. As we had a privileged position of being ‘locals’, we managed to obtain alternative information about CPD and also about Finnish education in general.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of Teacher EducationUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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