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.

Continuing Professional Development

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134558155
Format: PDF
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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.

Improving Professional Learning through In house Inquiry

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

Managing Continuing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Professor Harry Tomlinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446231968
Format: PDF, Docs
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""The one phrase that comes to mind after reading this book is wide-ranging'.... This book provides an excellent forum for a debate of wide-ranging issues' - J"ournal of Continuing Professional Development "This book is impressive for its detail and for its exploration of the issues of professional development, and sets out to be a fully comprehensive account of it, both historically and in its contemporary state as it moves forward with the New Labour government' - "Teacher Development '"This is an excellent text. It will be of considerable interest to educational managers, to those on educational management programmes, and to those who teach and research in educational management' - "Mentoring and Tutoring " Managing Continuing Professional Development in Schools brings together commentary from experts in all aspects of CPD in schools. This timely analysis is essential reading for all teachers and those considering entering the profession. The teacher s career is being redefined.

A Practical Guide to Mentoring Coaching and Peer networking

Author: Geoff Hampton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134369573
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
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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.

Inclusion and School Improvement

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134005903
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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.

Every Child Matters

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113404707X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essential and ground-breaking resource for all practising and aspiring teaching assistants brings together all the crucial information necessary to support the full diversity of learners, from Early Years to Key Stage 4 in one comprehensive volume. Based on the revised National Occupational Standards for teaching assistants, this book effectively supports the personalised learning and Every Child Matters (ECM) well being of children and young people in schools. Coverage includes: an overview of the Every Child Matters change for children programme and how this informs the role of the teaching assistant working in multi-disciplinary school personalised learning and well being teams applying existing practical strategies to develop children and young people’s skills as confident, collaborative and independent learners who experience positive ECM outcomes monitoring and evaluating the impact of teaching assistant support in improving the ECM outcomes how teaching assistants can meet the requirements of the OFSTED inspection process. This accessible, user-friendly book provides a wealth of practical resources, including photocopiable materials, templates, and positive solution-focused advice to support busy teaching assistants. Every Child Matters: A Practical Guide for Teaching Assistants provides a clear description of what the ECM agenda means for TAs and how it will impact on their role. It is also a valuable resource for all those line managing and supporting the continuing professional development of teaching assistants, from local authorities, FE and HE organisations.