Continuing Professional Development

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134558155
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415197597
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Improving Professional Learning through In house Inquiry

Author: David Middlewood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472570855
Format: PDF
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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.

Professional Development Manual

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273695219
Format: PDF
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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.

A Practical Guide to Mentoring Coaching and Peer networking

Author: Geoff Hampton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134369573
Format: PDF
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Written for staff in schools and colleges, this book offers the challenge and support necessary to understand, analyze and adopt coaching, mentoring and peer-networking mechanisms as an essential part of the development of professional learning within an organisation. Drawing on the new national strategy for professional development, it emphasises the importance of learning with and from other colleagues, helping your organisation to become a professional learning community and supporting the drive to raise standards and attainment. Organised into nine distinct but interrelated chapters, this is an invaluable sourcebook of practical information for in-service training. It contains a range of stimulating activities which engage the reader and encourages reflection on: * the nature and importance of professional development in schools and colleges * the potential benefits and difficulties associated with coaching, mentoring and peer-networking * factors essential to the successful establishment and management of coaching and mentoring programmes * team leadership and leadership coaching * the role of the coach, mentor and networker with respect to the creation of professional learning communities.

Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development

Author: Peter Earley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761943228
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Principles and Practice of Educational Management

Author: Tony Bush
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Principles and Practice of Educational Management contains newly commissioned material from leading national and international authors who provide a review of relevant theory and explain relevant research in the field.

Studying for Continuing Professional Development in Health

Author: Kym Fraser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Becoming a student again can be a daunting prospect, particularly if it has been a while. Written specifically for health care professionals undertaking continuing professional development and for those starting a health care degree, this book covers the key skills that underpin effective study, including time management, writing drafts and seeking feedback. With three student case studies based in health care settings to illustrate examples, the book shows how experience can aid learning and how learning can be used to improve practice in the workplace. The book covers the vital issues that students will face including chapters on: preparing to study - which includes help on choosing a course, negotiating your study needs with family and friends, developing a study time table and organising your place of study study management and learning - how we can choose the ways in which we learn using different strategies and resources depending on what we want to achieve study skills - focussing on the key elements of studying: writing assignments; preparing for exams; learning online; working online and working in groups. The book discusses how to undertake successful university study. Studying for Continuing Professional Development in Health is a highly practical text, which will be an invaluable resource for health professionals entering higher education for the first time or returning after a long break.

Remodelling Schools Manual

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9781405822022
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This manual will provide you with detailed guidance and advice enabling you to successfully implement, develop and evaluate workforce reform.

Inclusion and School Improvement

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134005903
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical comprehensive book for senior managers and inclusion coordinators covers all the essential aspects of how to manage inclusion more effectively. It informs coordinators about effectively managing their own continuing professional development, and that of other staff working within the inclusion team. The book explores the role of inclusion assistants, managing an inclusive resource center, identifying barriers to learning for a diversity of pupils; and applying the Index for Inclusion, the Business Excellence Model and the Ofsted school self-evaluation model to review and support inclusive school practice. It also looks at the role of external professionals, support services, beacon, special and specialist schools, national initiatives and ICT enabling schools to improve their inclusive provision.