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Teacher Professional Development In Changing Conditions

Author : Douwe Beijaard
ISBN : 9781402036996
Genre : Education
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This book presents some highlights from the deliberations of the 2003 conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT). Part 1 presents the five keynote addresses of the conference, while Parts 2 through 4 present selected papers related to each of three sub-themes: knowledge construction and learning to teach, perspectives on teachers’ personal and professional lives, and teachers’ workplace as context for learning. The chapters in this book provide an array of approaches to understanding the process of teacher learning within the current context of the changing workplace environment. They also provide an important international perspective on the complex issues revolving around the international educational reform movement. Basically, they show how teachers’ workplace (inside and outside schools) are more than ever subject to continuous change and that, subsequently, standards for teaching must be flexible to these changing conditions. This asks for a redefinition of teacher professionalism in which the role of context in teacher learning is emphasized as well as the improvement of the quality of teacher thinking and learning. Related to the ever-changing context of teaching, a dynamic approach to teaching and teacher learning is required, in which identity development is crucial. Researchers have an important role to play in revealing and explaining how teachers can build their professional identity, through self-awareness and reflection, in the ever-changing educational contexts throughout the world.

Online Learning Communities And Teacher Professional Development Methods For Improved Education Delivery

Author : Lindberg, J. Ola
ISBN : 9781605667812
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book features innovative applications for the integration of technology into everyday teaching practices"--Provided by publisher.

Learning Circles

Author : Michelle Collay
ISBN : 0803966768
Genre : Business & Economics
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Learning circles—small groups of educators who come together to support each other in learning—can make great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning in your school.

Hidden Dimensions In The Professional Development Of Mathematics Teachers In Service Education For And With Teachers

Author : B. Roesken
ISBN : 9789460914331
Genre : Education
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Professional development is often determined by black and white thinking. Either issues are considered as being good or bad, or statements like teachers should or teachers must are transported. However, it is easily forgotten from which perspective the judgment is taken, surely it is not the teacher’s one. Profoundly respecting and cherishing the teachers and their needs, allows for arriving at a vision of professional development that is for and with teachers, instead being simply about them. This book presents the field of mathematics teacher professional development both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. In particular, the initiative Mathematics Done Differently that has been run in Germany is presented, in whose context the data of the empirical study was gathered. The empirical findings led to postulating a model describing teachers’ individual growth pathways and to providing implications for constructing practices that are based on what teachers really need.

Teacher Empowerment Toward Professional Development And Practices

Author : Ismail Hussein Amzat
ISBN : 9789811041518
Genre : Education
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This book gathers a range of contributions from researchers and practitioners across borders with an emphasis on theoretical arguments and empirical data concerning teacher empowerment. It propels readers to explore powerful teaching practices that can further advance the profession as a continuing priority in the system when appropriately utilized. Further, it strives to capture teachers’ readiness to improve their professional skills and responsive practices as a form of accountability for their teaching and students’ learning, two aspects that are increasingly being judged by various stakeholders. The book argues that teachers’ autonomous participation and engagement in relevant decision-making activities and equitable access to continuing professional development opportunities are and should remain major priorities.

Professional Development In Higher Education

Author : Gill Nicholls
ISBN : 9781135377021
Genre : Education
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Staff development and teaching accreditation is becoming a reality in UK higher education teaching. This volume explores the implications of continued professional development and institutions such as the ILT, outlining the options and approaches to professional development.

From Teacher Thinking To Teachers And Teaching

Author : Cheryl J. Craig
ISBN : 9781781908501
Genre : Education
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This volume covers advances that have occurred in the thirty year existence of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT), the organization that helped transition the study of teacher thinking to the study of teachers and teaching in all of its complexities.

From Intensified Work To Professional Development

Author : Jan Löwstedt
ISBN : 9052010633
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book gives a European perspective on issues relating to teachers' professional development and well-being in an age of reform-pressure and deregulation common to schools in most European countries.

Teacher Professional Development

Author : Eleonora Villegas-Reimers
ISBN : 9280312286
Genre : Teachers
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Professional Development In Education

Author : Thomas R. Guskey
ISBN : 0807734268
Genre : Education
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The knowledge base in education is constantly expanding. Practitioners in education, like those in other professional fields, must keep abreast of this emerging knowledge base and use it to upgrade their craft skills regularly. How this is to be accomplished can be viewed from a variety of perspectives, each with its own conceptual premises, each informed by different bodies of research, and each offering different prescriptions for improvement.

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