Teacher Professional Development for Improving Quality of Teaching (Paperback)
  • Teacher Professional Development for Improving Quality of Teaching (Paperback)
zoom

Teacher Professional Development for Improving Quality of Teaching (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author)
£109.99
Paperback 262 Pages / Published: 14/12/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

This book makes a major contribution to knowledge and theory by drawing implications of teacher effectiveness research for the field of teacher training and professional development. The first part of the book provides a critical review of research on teacher training and professional development and illustrates the limitations of the main approaches to teacher development such as the competence-based and the holistic approach. A dynamic perspective to policy and practice in teacher training and professional development is advocated. The second part of the book provides a critical review of research on teacher effectiveness. The main phases of this field of research are analysed. It is pointed out that teacher factors are presented as being in opposition to one another. An integrated approach in defining quality of teaching is adopted. The importance of taking into account findings of studies investigating differential teacher effectiveness is argued. Another significant limitation of this field of research is that the whole process of searching for teacher effectiveness factor was not able to have a significant impact upon teacher training and professional development. For this reason it is advocated that teacher training and professional development should be focused on how to address grouping of specific teacher factors associated with student learning and on how to help teachers improve their teaching skills by moving from using skills associated with direct teaching only to more advanced skills concerned with new teaching approaches and differentiation of teaching. The book refers to studies conducted in different countries illustrating how the proposed approach can be used by policy and practice in teacher education. Specifically, the book provides evidence supporting the validity of the theoretical framework upon which this approach is based. Moreover, experimental and longitudinal studies supporting the use of this approach for improvement purposes are presented and suggestions for further research utilising and expanding the Dynamic Approach for teacher training and professional development are provided.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400795419
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 4277 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.

You may also be interested in...

Katakana From Zero!
Added to basket
The Magic of Metaphor
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Toe by Toe
Added to basket
£28.00
Paperback
How to Survive Your First Year in Teaching
Added to basket
Talk-Less Teaching
Added to basket
Dirty Teaching
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Classroom Behaviour
Added to basket
£24.99
Paperback
Outstanding Teaching
Added to basket
Getting the Buggers to Behave
Added to basket
Visible Learning for Teachers
Added to basket
Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition
Added to basket
Make It Stick
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
The Teacher's Toolkit
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.