Managing Professional Development in Schools

Managing Professional Development in Schools
Author: Sonia Blandford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1134642350
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Professional Development in Schools Book Excerpt:

The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context. For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice. This book includes chapters on: *managing professional development in a human resources context *government policy *initial teacher training *the school development plan *appraisal *middle management *leadership skills. It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Managing Professional Development in Schools
Author: Sonia Blandford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1134642369
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Professional Development in Schools Book Excerpt:

The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context. For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice. This book includes chapters on: *managing professional development in a human resources context *government policy *initial teacher training *the school development plan *appraisal *middle management *leadership skills. It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

Managing Professional Development in Education

Managing Professional Development in Education
Author: Glover, Derek (Research Associate, Department of Education, University of Keele),Law, Sue (Director of Inservice Education, University of Keele)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2005-07-08
ISBN: 1135728097
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Professional Development in Education Book Excerpt:

This work evaluates and attempts to produce a model for effective professional development. It contrasts the work in Britain with that in other countries, with case studies and exercises to illustrate points, highlighting good practice.

Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development

Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development
Author: Peter Earley,Sara Bubb
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2004-03-22
ISBN: 9780761943228
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development Book Excerpt:

This book gives an up to date picture of a rapidly changing field, enhances understanding of continuing professional development and its potential to bring about change and development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.

Information Technology and Managing Quality Education

Information Technology and Managing Quality Education
Author: Arthur Tatnall,Omponye Coach Kereteletswe,Adrie Visscher
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2011-03-10
ISBN: 3642197140
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technology and Managing Quality Education Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, held in Kasane, Botswana, in July 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover a wide range of topics addressing the utilization of ICT at different levels of education from primary education to higher education, such as identifying and satisfying learning needs, strategical management, school management information systems, open source software, and the relationship between ICT and organizational performance.

Improving Professional Learning through In house Inquiry

Improving Professional Learning through In house Inquiry
Author: David Middlewood,Ian Abbott
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 1472570855
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Professional Learning through In house Inquiry Book Excerpt:

Improving Professional Learning through In-House Inquiry shows how to identify the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) needs of an individual or team and then to meet those needs through carrying out specific inquiry within the organisation. Middlewood and Abbott demonstrate how the most effective professional learning occurs when the the needs of an organisation are identified at all levels and provide clear support for following this approach. The authors also show that effective student involvement is key because it clearly links CPD with the ultimate aim: to meet students' learning needs. Examples of how this has been achieved successfully in schools and colleges are drawn on throughout, showcasing a variety of settings in various countries. Four extended case studies from different types of educational institutions are provided to illustrate learning journeys.

Leading and Managing Schools

Leading and Managing Schools
Author: Helen O'Sullivan,John West-Burnham
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 0857023950
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading and Managing Schools Book Excerpt:

School leadership and management are fundamental components of school improvement. This is the first study of its kind to relate the principles of effective leadership to the broad spectrum of school life in Ireland. A key resource for school leaders in their personal and professional study, Leadership and Management in Schools critically appraises issues in leading and managing schools. The editors bring together an array of renowned scholars to inform and stimulate the debate on the future of leadership development in Irish schools. Each author explores different perspectives and sets a framework for rethinking school leadership and management and an agenda for future research. The book includes in-depth discussions of a broad spectrum of issues encountered by practitioners, such as justice and equality as cornerstones of any educational system, principles of good governance, and the key positions of accountability and leadership of change. Inspiring and informative in its style, the authors bring together a range of perspectives on every aspect of school leadership and management, from well known contributors such as Michael Fullan, Ciaran Sugrue and Marty Linsky, creating a unique and rich canvas. Focusing on national and international perspectives this book adds to the growing canon of international studies of school leadership.

Transformational Professional Learning

Transformational Professional Learning
Author: Deborah M. Netolicky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2019-08-09
ISBN: 100054690X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformational Professional Learning Book Excerpt:

Emerging from an education world that sees professional learning as a tool to positively shape teaching practice in order to improve student learning, Transformational Professional Learning elucidates professional learning that is transformational for teachers, school leaders, and schools. Written from the unique ‘pracademic’ perspective of an author who is herself a practising teacher, school leader, and researcher, this book articulates the why and the what of professional learning. It acts as a bridge between research and practice by weaving scholarly literature together with the lived experience of the author and with the voices of those working in schools. It covers topics from conferences, coaching, and collaboration, to teacher standards and leadership of professional learning. This book questions the ways in which professional learning is often wielded in educational settings and shows where teachers, school leaders, system leaders, and researchers can best invest their time and resources in order to support and develop the individuals, teams, and cultures in schools. It will be of great interest to teachers, leaders within schools, staff responsible for professional learning in school contexts, professional learning consultants, professional learning providers, and education researchers.

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development
Author: Catherine Carroll,Judith Mumme
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2007-05-12
ISBN: 141291504X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development Book Excerpt:

This set of case-based leadership materials helps mathematics leaders build the facilitation skills, content knowledge, and pedagogy to design and implement effective staff development. Includes 44 seminars on 2 DVDs.

Linking Children s Learning with Professional Learning

Linking Children   s Learning with Professional Learning
Author: Jeanne K. Keay,Christine M. Lloyd
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 9460916457
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Children s Learning with Professional Learning Book Excerpt:

Producing evidence that professional development undertaken has an impact on children’s learning is an increasingly important issue in education. This book proposes a process model designed to support and enable education professionals to focus on this issue as an integral part of their daily work. This model centres around the identification of professional learning needs in relation to the learning needs of children and focuses on evidence of impact as part of that process. For this model to work effectively, however, there must be a culture which supports, enables and recognises the value and importance of professional learning and development and which is inclusive and child centred. This culture, its elements and its development are also addressed and provide the context and underpinning for the model. In the second part of the book research undertaken to develop and pilot the model with a range of education professionals is discussed and the model is further developed to support education practitioners, leaders and professional development providers to ask questions that are specific to their roles and responsibilities. This book will be of interest to a range of professionals teaching, leading, working, studying and researching in compulsory and post-compulsory education. It also has relevance for the increasing number of providers of learning and development opportunities for education professionals.

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development

Leading   Managing Continuing Professional Development
Author: Sara Bubb,Peter Earley
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-09-25
ISBN: 1849204942
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development Book Excerpt:

Praise for the first edition: 'Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children' - Richard Stainton, Education Journal 'The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology 'This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development... [M]akes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education 'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine This new edition of a best-selling book provides an up to date overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), combined with a guide to best practice. Changes include: - expanded sections on the professional development of support staff and the wider school workforce (particularly important in the light of workforce remodelling) and the evaluation of CPD - more on making sure that professional development has an impact, and provides good value for money - the common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, the new standards for qualified teacher status, induction, threshold, excellent teachers and advanced skills teachers as well as those for higher level teaching assistants. Drawing on the latest research, the contents include: - a clear explanation of CPD and latest developments; - practical tips on how to lead and manage CPD for a range of staff in schools - identifying training needs, designing and implementing programmes and evaluating their impact; - detailed guidance on CPD for staff at different stages of their careers. Written in a clear readable style it covers the latest standards and offers examples of current good practice. It is an essential professional reference for all those responsible for leading and managing professional learning in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and Local Authorities (LAs). It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.

Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society

Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society
Author: Karen Jensen,Leif Chr. Lahn,Monika Nerland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2012-10-20
ISBN: 9460919944
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Learning in the Knowledge Society Book Excerpt:

This book presents an entirely new approach to professional learning based on perspectives of the knowledge society and, in particular, an interpretation of Knorr Cetina’s work on scientific ‘epistemic cultures’. Starting with a conceptual chapter and followed by a suite of empirical studies from accountancy, education, nursing and software engineering, the book elaborates how: a) knowledge production and circulation take distinct forms in those fields; b) how the knowledge objects of practice in those fields engross and engage professionals and, in the process, people and knowledge are transformed by this engagement. By foregrounding an explicit concern for the role of knowledge in professional learning, the book goes much farther than the current fashion for describing ‘practice-based learning’. It will therefore be of considerable interest to the research, policy, practitioner and student communities involved with professional education/learning or interested in innovation and knowledge development in the professions.

Networked Professional Learning

Networked Professional Learning
Author: Allison Littlejohn,Jimmy Jaldemark,Emmy Vrieling-Teunter,Femke Nijland
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN: 3030180301
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Professional Learning Book Excerpt:

Over the past decades a new form of professionalism has emerged, characterized by factors of fluidity, instability and continual change, leading to the necessitation of new forms of professional development that support agile and flexible expansion of professional practice. At the same time, the digitization of work has had a profound effect on professional practice. This digitization opens up opportunities for new forms of professional learning mediated by technologies through networked learning. Networked learning is believed to lead to a more efficient flow of complex knowledge and routine information within the organization, stimulate innovative behaviour, and result in a higher job satisfaction. In this respect, networked learning can be perceived as an important perspective on both professional and organizational development. This volume provides examples of Networked Professional Learning, it questions the impact of this emerging form of learning on the academy, and it interrogates the impact on teachers of the future. It features three sections that explore networked professional learning from different perspectives: questioning what legitimate forms of networked professional learning are across a broad sampling of professions, how new forms of professional learning impact institutions of higher education, and the value creation that Networked Learning offers professionals in broader educational, economic, and social contexts. The book is of interest to researchers in the area of professional and digital learning, higher education managers, organizational HR professionals, policy makers and students of technology enhanced learning.

The Professional Development of Teacher Educators

The Professional Development of Teacher Educators
Author: Tony Bates,Anja Swennen,Ken Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1317983270
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Professional Development of Teacher Educators Book Excerpt:

This book makes a significant contribution to a hitherto much neglected area. The book brings together a wide range of papers on a scale rarely seen with a geographic spread that enhances our understanding of the complex journey undertaken by those who aspire to become teachers of teachers. The authors, from more than ten countries, use a variety of approaches including narrative/life history, self-study and empirical research to demonstrate the complexity of the transformative search by individuals to establish their professional identity as teacher educators. The book offers fundamental and thoughtful critiques of current policy, practice and examples of established structures specifically supporting the professional development of teacher educators that may well have a wider applicability. Many of the authors are active and leading persons in the international fields of teacher education and of professional development. The book considers: novice teacher educators, issues of transition; identity development including research identity; the facilitation and mentoring of teacher educators; self-study research including collaborative writing, use of stories; professional development within the context of curriculum and structural reform. Becoming a teacher is recognised as a transformative search by individuals for their teaching identities. Becoming a teacher educator often involves a more complex and longer journey but, according to the many travel stories told here, one that can be a deeply satisfying experience. This book was published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.

Professional Learning in Changing Contexts

Professional Learning in Changing Contexts
Author: Tara Fenwick,Monika Nerland,Karen Jensen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 113491394X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Learning in Changing Contexts Book Excerpt:

The knowledge and decisions of professionals influence all facets of modern life, a fact reflected by the increasing and distinct emphasis on public accountability for what professionals know and do. The nature of this accountability has been fundamentally transformed in response to a changing context of market pressures, network arrangements, declining discretion and public trust, and public managerialism. To tackle these challenges, an important body of research has emerged which concentrates on the material elements and processes of professional learning, and considers how these affect wider society. This volume presents specific pressures on professionals’ learning in different occupational contexts ranging from public school teaching to medicine and creative industry. These pressures are wrought by changing regulatory frameworks, changing modes of organising, changing demands and changing knowledge authorities in professional practice. The authors stress the importance of understanding these relations as sociomaterial webs through which the important moments of professional action and decisions emerge. This approach moves us beyond accepting ‘learning’ as an identifiable, individualist phenomenon by emphasising the multiplicities around professional practice ‘standards’ and ‘quality’, workarounds, responsibility, agency, and knowledge practices. As the chapters here demonstrate, sociomaterial perspectives raise new questions and methodologies that can highlight what is often invisible in the sometimes messy dynamics of professional learning, and point to new ways of promoting and supporting professional education. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Education and Work.

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development
Author: Anna Craft
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-09-26
ISBN: 1134558155
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continuing Professional Development Book Excerpt:

The second edition of this popular text meets the continued and increasing demand of teachers to apply professional development techniques from other areas of work to their own profession.

Leading Professional Learning Communities

Leading Professional Learning Communities
Author: Shirley M. Hord,William A. Sommers
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN: 1452207887
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Professional Learning Communities Book Excerpt:

Imagine all professionals in all schools engaged in continuous professional learning! Education experts Shirley M. Hord and William A. Sommers explore the school-based learning opportunities offered to school professionals and the principal's critical role in the creation, development, and support of an effective professional learning community (PLC). This book provides school leaders with readily accessible information to guide them in initiating and developing a PLC that supports teachers and students. Using field-tested examples, the text illustrates how this research-based school improvement model can help educators: Increase leadership capacity Embed professional development into daily work Create a positive school culture Develop accountability Boost student achievement

Professional Development Manual

Professional Development Manual
Author: Sonia Blandford
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780273695219
Category: Career development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Development Manual Book Excerpt:

Whether you are a practitioner or manager, the Professional Development Manual, 3rd edition, will provide you with guidance and advice on how to plan and evaluate successful staff development in schools. The manual presents you with practical solutions to real problems relating to the management of professional development. It sets out to provide you with knowledge and understanding of professional development, theory and practice and recommends courses of action to deliver results.

Developing Learning In Professional Education

Developing Learning In Professional Education
Author: Taylor, Imogen
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1997-10-01
ISBN: 0335194974
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Learning In Professional Education Book Excerpt:

This book is about professional education and developing the required knowledge and skills to equip students for the pressing needs of professional practice. Student professionals from health care, teaching, business, law and social work must learn how to practise both independently (to respond to a constantly changing environment) and collaboratively (to respond to the complexity of today's society); also they must learn how to work in partnership with the consumers of professional services. Imogen Taylor explores how professional education can develop approaches to teaching and learning which both help learners to be reflexive, self-monitoring practitioners and meet the requirements of professional accrediting bodies. She draws upon her own research into students experiencing professional education based on small group, problem-based learning; on an extensive range of relevant international theory and research; and on her own long experience in professional education, training and practice. "This is a timely addition to the literature which provides a challenge to professional education: both through its portrayal of a highly innovative problem-based course (and the rich detail of students' experience) which shows how a learner-centred approach can impact on participants; and through its location in much wider contexts of teaching and learning in professional education and in debates about the relationship between university education and professional practice" - Professor David Boud "At a time when attention is being directed increasingly towards lifelong learning, this book offers an extremely timely guide to the development of the learning skills needed to make this a reality. Readable, relevant and full of practical illustrations, it will be widely read by educators in a variety of professional contexts" - Professor Patricia Broadfoot This is an important resource for all those educators and trainers in professional education seeking to improve their own practice.

EBOOK International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers

EBOOK  International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers
Author: Christopher Day,Judyth Sachs
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-12-16
ISBN: 0335224768
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers Book Excerpt:

“Christopher Day and Judyth Sachs have done a remarkable job of pulling together an outstanding collection of essays on professional development that reflect its stunning diversity in different regions around the world. They have done for readers what no one else has accomplished in nearly a quarter century: Combine in a single volume a clear and concise description of professional development’s past, present, and projected future internationally.” Thomas R. Guskey, University of Kentucky. "an engaging text through out and can be dipped in to or read from beginning to end... The editors and authors of this book have done a great service to teachers and professional development educators worldwide" Journal of Inservice Education This Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years. It provides a unique collection of regional writing from key professionals in different regions of the world, featuring: A review of current CPD literature Discussion of the politics, policies and purposes of CPD Case studies from Europe, USA, Australia, Asia, Africa and South America A synthesis of research and future research possibilities The book comprises a fascinating mix of conceptual framing, accounts of purposes and practices, case studies and analyses of best practice from a range of highly regarded writers in the field. It is an indispensable source book for policy makers and teachers at all levels of the education systems. Contributors: Beatrice Avalos, Ray Bolam, Pam Christie, Marion Dadds, Christopher Day, John Elliott, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Shirley Grundy, Ken Harley, Alma Harris, Geert Kelchtermans, Geoff Lindsay, Judith Warren Little, Agnes McMahon, Daniel Muijs, Alan Penny, Judith Robison, Judyth Sachs, Ciaran Sugrue, David Tripp