Managing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134642350
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Managing Professional Development in Education

Author: Glover, Derek (Research Associate, Department of Education, University of Keele)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135728097
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Managing Continuing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Professor Harry Tomlinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446231968
Format: PDF
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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.

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204942
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Managing Partnership in Teacher Training and Development

Author: Hazel Bines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134823444
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The trend towards partnership between higher education and other education providers is a dominant theme of 1990s education. Political attention has focused on initial teacher training, but in this book, the authors argue for a policy of professional development which links initial teacher education, continuing professional development, and research. Written by experienced teachers and teacher educators, this book examines current practice and discusses the policy and practical management issues which need to be addressed in planning and managing career-long teacher education, development and research within a partnership framework.

Managing Staff Development in Schools

Author: Pamela Lomax
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591075
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains accounts written by teacher researchers who were using action research to improve management practices in their schools and colleges particularly in relation to the development of staff in schools.

European Perspectives on Professional Development in Teacher Education

Author: Ken Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669630
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection focuses on the ways in which policy relating to professional development and professional learning in teacher education is changing across Europe. The chapters examine how policies change with time and with changes in personnel at various levels in the political or professional spectrum. It also highlights the continued diversity of the education systems of Europe, despite moves towards economic and social integration. A common theme running through the chapters is an understanding of the importance of professional development and professional learning of educators in the success and effective operation of the education systems of the countries concerned. This book was originally published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.

Managing Skills for Teachers

Author: Robert Swerdlow
Publisher: Complete Teacher Academy LLC
ISBN: 0988862077
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teachers Today Must Wear Many Hats! Professional and subject knowledge has long been part of the teacher education curriculum. However, skill training in the areas of managing, acting, developing and selling appears to have been overlooked in most programs. Research has shown that some of our best teachers are skilled MANAGERS! Clearly, techniques for planning, coordinating, commanding, controlling, organizing, guiding, coaching and facilitating are managing skills that every teacher needs to have. Managing Skills for Teachers will contribute to the professional development of both new and experienced teachers by providing training in the managing skills that are desired. Complete Teacher Handbooks To help meet the needs of both new and experienced teachers, we now offer a series of interactive eTextbooks. These include: Managing Skills for Teachers Acting Skills for Teachers Developing Skills for Teachers Selling Skills for Teachers Skill acquisition for each of the above-mentioned titles is performance-based and evaluation is criterion-referenced. Both teachers and teacher wannabes will benefit from the use of these very practical, self-study materials. Together with professional and subject knowledge instruction, these titles should help to provide a more realistic approach for delivering practical training in the complete praxis of teaching. Managing Skills for Teachers runs on all tablets, smartphones and computers. This eTextbook can be downloaded at our newly designed web site -- www.completeteacher.com

Leading and Managing Continuing Professional Development

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

Helping Teachers Develop

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412918992
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this practical guide, the author defines professional development, uses examples from current practice, and discusses supporting and monitoring staff in your school.