Managing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134642350
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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: 1135728089
Format: PDF
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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 Staff Development in Schools

Author: Pamela Lomax
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591075
Format: PDF, 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.

Managing Professional Development in Education

Author: Derek Glover
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 074941989X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development

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

The Professional Development of Teacher Educators

Author: Tony Bates
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317983270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Managing Continuing Professional Development in Schools

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

Helping Staff Develop in Schools

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242951
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Great staff make great schools, and by choosing your staff carefully and helping them to develop, you will make a significant impact on the lives of the young people in your care. The school workforce isn't only teachers these days, and good staff development must take into account everybody working in the setting. As a practical guide to developing your staff, this book offers an inspirational and exciting view of the transformative power of highly motivated personnel. It summarizes the most recent research that sets staff development in context, and then provides examples of good practice and successful ideas from a range of schools, colleges and local authorities. The authors address practical considerations, as well as management and leadership implications, to help devise strategies for developing the school workforce in order to become more learning-centred and student focused. Topics covered include: - why staff development matters - leading staff development - being strategic - finding time for staff development - identifying needs and planning for impact - evaluating the impact of staff development With an emphasis on practical and research-based perspectives, this book offers tried and tested strategies for successful and rewarding staff development that, most importantly, can contribute to improving student outcomes. This book is particularly relevant to those responsible for leading and managing staff development in schools, colleges and at local authority level. It is also useful for anyone working towards higher degrees in Education Leadership and Management, Mentoring-Coaching and the new qualifications for leaders of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). Sara Bubb is involved in many aspects of staff development, leads the national Advanced Skills Teachers (AST) network, and lectures and researches at the Institute of Education, University of London. Peter Earley is Professor of Educational Leadership & Management at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.

Managing Classroom Behavior and Discipline

Author: Jim Walters
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1425803784
Format: PDF, ePub
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An ideal guide for new teachers, this resource provides up-to-date, research-based theory and practical applications to help teachers effectively establish and maintain classroom discipline. Learn to create and manage an enriching classroom environment with models that are simple and easy to apply to any classroom situation. Topics include classroom rules, standards of conduct, lesson planning, unruly students, students with special needs, communicating with parents, and more! Packed with background information, underlying principles, and ideas, this book is perfect for staff development sessions.

Managing Teacher Workload

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412901239
Format: PDF, ePub
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By showing you what you can do to assess, manage, and reduce the time you spend on school work, this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance.