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1. Brion, Corinne. Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Degree: 2017, University of San Diego

Every year billions of dollars are spent on development aid and training around the world. However, only 10% of this training results in the transfer of knowledge, skills, or behaviors learned in the training to the work place. Ideally, learning transfer produces effective and continued application by learners of the knowledge and skills they gained through their learning activities. Some studies suggest that technology usage can serve as an effective post-learning intervention to enhance the transfer of learning. Currently, there is a limited body of research examining the factors that hinder and promote learning transfer in professional development, particularly the professional development of school leaders in developing countries. This qualitative exploratory study sought to address the gap in the literature by examining 6 schools, 3 in Burkina Faso and 3 in Ghana, West Africa. This investigation explored: (a) if and how learning transfer took place after the leadership training; (b) what promoted and hindered learning transfer in both countries; and (c) if the use of a text message intervention after the training enhanced learning transfer. The sample consisted of 13 West African school leaders (6 in Burkina Faso and 7 in Ghana) who attended a 3-day leadership training workshop. Data collection included in-depth interviews, document analysis, post-training site visits, and text messages to ascertain whether this mobile technology intervention enhanced learning transfer. The findings demonstrate that learning transfer occurred in both countries in all six schools. Data indicate that most of the transfer of learning happened in areas not requiring mindset and behavioral changes. Data suggest that the facilities in which the trainings took place, the facilitators’ dispositions and knowledge as well as the adequacy of the materials and the follow-up of the mobile text messaging intervention assisted the participants in transferring knowledge to their schools following the training. Participants also indicated some inhibitors to the transfer of learning such as financial, cultural, and human behavior constraints. This study helps increase our understanding of what promotes and inhibits learning transfer in educational settings in developing countries and provides suggestions for trainers and teachers who facilitate trainings.

Subjects/Keywords: Educational leadership; Education; Educational technology

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APA (6th Edition):

Brion, C. (2017). Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana. (Thesis). University of San Diego. Retrieved from http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#viewpdf?dispub=10260352

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brion, Corinne. “Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana.” 2017. Thesis, University of San Diego. Accessed December 18, 2017. http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#viewpdf?dispub=10260352.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brion, Corinne. “Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana.” 2017. Web. 18 Dec 2017.

Vancouver:

Brion C. Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Diego; 2017. [cited 2017 Dec 18]. Available from: http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#viewpdf?dispub=10260352.

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Council of Science Editors:

Brion C. Low-Fee Private Schools in West Africa| Case Studies From Burkina Faso and Ghana. [Thesis]. University of San Diego; 2017. Available from: http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/#viewpdf?dispub=10260352

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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