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Studying Teachers Lives

Author : I Goodison
ISBN : 9781134915774
Genre : Education
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To develop a mode of educational research which speaks both of and to the teacher we require more study of the lives of teachers. This book provides a vital insight into the ways in which teachers' bakgrounds and career histories affect their teaching methods and approaches. Many issues are covered ranging from the question of teacher drop-out to the importance of teacher socialisation. The studies employ a range of different methodologies allowing the reader to assess their varying strengths and weaknesses, but throughout they reaffirm the centrality of the teacher in educational research.

Teachers Investigate Their Work

Author : Herbert Altricher
ISBN : 9781134870769
Genre : Education
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Teachers Investigate Their Work introduces the methods and concepts of action research through examples drawn from studies carried out by teachers. The book is arranged as a handbook with numerous sub-headings for easy reference and fourty-one practical methods and strategies to put into action, some of them flagged as suitable `starters'. Throughout the book, the authors draw on their international practical experience of action research, working in close collaboration with teachers. It is an essential guide for teachers, senior staff and co-ordinators of teacher professional development who are interested in investigating their own practice in order to improve it.

Exploring Relational Professionalism In Schools

Author : Anneli Frelin
ISBN : 9789462092488
Genre : Education
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How is it that some teachers have just “got it”? They walk into a room and the atmosphere changes. They get through to students in a way that no-one else can. The author has sought answers to this question by observing and interviewing teachers from preschool to upper secondary school levels. Having intensively studied the highly influential but underestimated relational dimension of teaching, her contention is that these teachers successfully use relational practices to build educational relationships with their students and educational communities among them. Moreover, she finds that what may come across as a teacher’s personal traits is actually a sensible professional approach. These teachers haven’t “got it” - they “get it”. This book explains how teachers carry out their relational practices, and contains an abundance of everyday examples from all stages of education. The deep theoretical reasoning departs from these examples to create a compelling argument for a teacher’s relational professionality that is possible to learn and teach. New relational perspectives and concepts are introduced for the purpose of facilitating professional conversations about the profound dimension of relationships in education.

Investigating The Pedagogy Of Mathematics

Author : Lianghuo Fan
ISBN : 9781783264599
Genre : Mathematics
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This book responds to the growing interest in the scholarship of mathematics teaching; over the last 20 years the importance of teachers' knowledge for effective teaching has been internationally recognised. For many mathematics teachers, the critical link between practice and knowledge is implied rather than explicitly understood or expressed. This means it can be difficult to assess and thus develop teachers' professional knowledge. The present book is based on two studies investigating exactly how teachers developed their pedagogical knowledge in mathematics from different sources. It describes: how teachers' own teaching experience and reflection, and their daily exchanges with colleagues, are the most important sources of knowledge,how important in-service training and organized professional activities are,how teachers' previous experiences as students, their pre-service training and their reading of professional literature have less influence on their professional knowledge. The findings in this book have significant implications for teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and educational researchers, as well as policy-makers and school practitioners worldwide. Contents:The Chicago Study:IntroductionReview of the LiteratureA Conceptual Framework of the StudyResearch Design and ProceduresFindings of the Chicago Study (I): Pedagogical Curricular KnowledgeFindings of the Chicago Study (II): Pedagogical Content KnowledgeFindings of the Chicago Study (III): Pedagogical Instructional KnowledgeFindings of the Chicago Study (IV): Some Other IssuesConclusions, Implications, and RecommendationsThe Singapore Study:The Singapore StudyComparison and Conclusion Readership: Teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, educational policy-makers and non-experts interested in education issues. Key Features:Focus on key issues of education: The book presents research in one of the most important issues in contemporary educational reform and development — how teachers develop their professional knowledgeRigorous and distinctive research methodology: The research presented in the book has three major distinctions from other published work in the concerned area. 1. More specific: it directly addresses the question of how teachers develop their knowledge in the domain of pedagogy; 2. More systematic: it takes into account the whole life of teachers, including their pre-service and in-service experiences, not just a special period of teachers' life or a special source of teachers' knowledge; 3. More representative: the research subjects consist of a substantial number of teachers with a wide range of experiences, and the selection of the sample is random in main stagesSignificance value: The research presented in the book has significance in both theory and practice concerning teacher professional knowledge. In addition, as the main body of the book is based on the authors' PhD study, the book is also valuable for doctoral students in relevant areas in their graduate study in terms of both content and methodKeywords:Mathematics Education;Mathematics Teachers;Teacher Education;Teacher Professional Development;Pedagogy of Mathematics;Pedagogical Content KnowledgeReviews: “Given the reforms in mathematics education, the issue of how teachers develop their knowledge has become a big challenge for practitioners as well as for researchers. While many people believe that teachers teach as they were taught, Prof Fan shows that the phenomenon is much more complex. This book is an important source for students, teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, and policy-makers.” Prof. Zemira Mevarech Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University and Former Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education, Israel

Teachers Lives And Careers

Author : Stephen J Ball, Dr
ISBN : 9781135389437
Genre : Education
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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Resources For Teaching Middle School Science

Author : National Academy of Engineering
ISBN : 9780309057813
Genre : Education
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With age-appropriate, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and sound teaching practices, middle school science can capture the interest and energy of adolescent students and expand their understanding of the world around them. Resources for Teaching Middle School Science, developed by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), is a valuable tool for identifying and selecting effective science curriculum materials that will engage students in grades 6 through 8. The volume describes more than 400 curriculum titles that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards. This completely new guide follows on the success of Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science, the first in the NSRC series of annotated guides to hands-on, inquiry-centered curriculum materials and other resources for science teachers. The curriculum materials in the new guide are grouped in five chapters by scientific area--Physical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science, and Multidisciplinary and Applied Science. They are also grouped by type--core materials, supplementary units, and science activity books. Each annotation of curriculum material includes a recommended grade level, a description of the activities involved and of what students can be expected to learn, a list of accompanying materials, a reading level, and ordering information. The curriculum materials included in this book were selected by panels of teachers and scientists using evaluation criteria developed for the guide. The criteria reflect and incorporate goals and principles of the National Science Education Standards. The annotations designate the specific content standards on which these curriculum pieces focus. In addition to the curriculum chapters, the guide contains six chapters of diverse resources that are directly relevant to middle school science. Among these is a chapter on educational software and multimedia programs, chapters on books about science and teaching, directories and guides to science trade books, and periodicals for teachers and students. Another section features institutional resources. One chapter lists about 600 science centers, museums, and zoos where teachers can take middle school students for interactive science experiences. Another chapter describes nearly 140 professional associations and U.S. government agencies that offer resources and assistance. Authoritative, extensive, and thoroughly indexed--and the only guide of its kind--Resources for Teaching Middle School Science will be the most used book on the shelf for science teachers, school administrators, teacher trainers, science curriculum specialists, advocates of hands-on science teaching, and concerned parents.

Data Driven Decision Making In Schools Lessons From Trinidad

Author : J. Yamin-Ali
ISBN : 9781137412393
Genre : Education
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Yamin-Ali shows how schools can undertake responsible decision-making through gathering and evaluating data, using as examples six fully developed case studies that shed light on common questions of school culture and student life, including student stress, subject selection, and the role of single-sex classes.

School Life

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ISBN : UCLA:L0053336798
Genre : Education
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Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry And Argumentation

Author : Douglas Llewellyn
ISBN : 9781452244457
Genre : Education
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Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry is one of the few print resources devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing teachers' capacity to teach through scientific inquiry in grades 9-12. The second edition has been revised to include: -More emphasis on developing the prerequisite attitude and mind-set for becoming an inquiry-based teacher -Increased focus on scientific argumentation -Updated list of recommended resources The new edition of this best-seller ensures teachers have an up-to-date resource and solid guidance in integrating scientific argumentation into their lessons, and balancing the theory and practice of implementing an inquiry-based science classroom.

Transformative Learning And Teaching In Physical Education

Author : Malcolm Thorburn
ISBN : 9781317232179
Genre : Education
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Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education explores how learning and teaching in physical education might be improved and how it might become a meaningful component of young people’s lives. With its in-depth focus on physical education within contemporary schooling, the book presents a set of professional perspectives that are pivotal for realising high-quality learning and teaching for physical education. With contributions from a range of international academics, chapters critically engage with vital issues within contemporary physical education. These include examples of complex learning principles in action, which are discussed as a method for bettering our understanding of various learning and teaching endeavours, and which often challenge hierarchical and behaviourist notions of learning that have long held a strong foothold in physical education. Authors also engage with social-ecological theories in order to help probe the complex circumstances and tensions which many teachers face in their everyday work environments, where they witness first-hand the contrast between discourses which espouse transformational change and the realities of their routine institutional arrangements. This book enables readers to engage in a fuller way with transformative ideas and to consider their wider implications for contemporary physical education. Its set of professional perspectives will be of great interest to academics, policymakers, teacher educators and teachers in the fields of physical education, health and well-being. It will also be a useful resource for postgraduate students studying in these subject areas.

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