Reconceptualizing Teaching Practice

Author: Mary Lynn Hamilton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135707995
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the past ten years there has been increased interest in research on various aspects of teacher education, ranging from the preparation of teachers to continuing professional development. The increase of interest in how teachers become competent in very complex social settings is a result of a general recognition by researchers and policy makers alike that teachers are the key to any serious efforts at educational reform. This book addresses a variety of issues surrounding the field of inquiry into teaching practice that has become known as 'self-study', equivalent in many ways to the 'action research' movement, but at tertiary level.

Self Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

Author: Judy Sharkey
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787545385
Format: PDF
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Self-Study in Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) contribute to teacher education in culturally and linguistically diverse communities and contexts. The chapters reflect the scholarly inquiry of teacher educators dedicated to investigating and improving their practice.

Enhancing Professional Knowledge of Pre Service Science Teacher Education by Self Study Research

Author: Gayle A. Buck
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319324470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Self-study research is making an impact on the field of science education. University researchers employ these methods to improve their instruction, develop as instructors, and ultimately, impact their students’ learning. This volume provides an introduction to self-study research in science education, followed by manuscripts of self-studies undertaken by university faculty and those becoming university faculty members in science teacher education. Chapter authors range from those new to the field to established researchers, highlighting the value of self-study research in science teacher education for every career rank. The fifteen self-studies provided in this book support and extend this contemporary work in science teacher education. They, and the subsequent reflections on professional knowledge, are organized into four sections: content courses for preservice teachers, elementary methods courses, secondary methods courses, and preparation of future teacher educators. Respondents from various locations around the globe share their reflections on these sections. A culminating reflection of the findings of these studies is provided at the end of the book that provides an overview of what we have learned from these chapters, as well as a reflection on the role of self-study research in the future of science teacher education.

Reconceptualizing Teaching Practice

Author: Mary Lynn Hamilton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750708685
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over the past ten years there has been increased interest in research on various aspects of teacher education, ranging from the preparation of teachers to continuing professional development. The increase of interest in how teachers become competent in very complex social settings is a result of a general recognition by researchers and policy makers alike that teachers are the key to any serious efforts at educational reform. This book addresses a variety of issues surrounding the field of inquiry into teaching practice that has become known as 'self-study', equivalent in many ways to the 'action research' movement, but at tertiary level.

Teachers Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development

Author: Karen E. Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521013130
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This innovative volume is a collection of highly personal, contextualized stories of teachers inquiring into their own experiences as learners of language teaching. As such, their stories of inquiry represent the journey of how they know as well as what they know. The intent of this collection is to bring teachers "ways of knowing" into our professional conversations so as to transform our understandings of language teachers and language teaching. By making teachers’ ways of knowing public, open to review by others, and accessible to others in this profession, the editors hope to validate language teachers’ ways of knowing and the activity of language teaching in ways afforded to other forms of scholarly work. The editors encourage readers to look for multiple interpretations and multiple layers of meaning in these stories, and in doing so, hope to change our collective perceptions of what counts as knowledge, who is considered knowledgeable, and what counts as professional development in language teacher education.Preservice and inservice teachers will benefit from the insights provided in this book, as will Language Teacher Educators and education researchers.

Self Study Teacher Research

Author: Anastasia P. Samaras
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332552
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first textbook to offer novice and experienced teachers guidelines for the "how" and "why" of self-study teacher research Designed to help pre- and in-service teachers plan, implement, and assess a manageable self-study research project, this unique textbook covers the foundation, history, theoretical underpinnings, and methods of self-study research. Author Anastasia Samaras encourages readers to think deeply about both the "how" and the "why" of this essential professional development tool as they pose questions and formulate personal theories to improve professional practice. Written in a reader-friendly style and filled with interactive activities and examples, the book helps teachers every step of the way as they learn and refine research skills; conduct a literature review; design a research study; work in validation groups; collect and analyze data; interpret findings; develop skills in peer critique and review; and write, present, and publish their studies. Key Features A Self-Study Project Planner assists teachers in understanding both the details and process of conducting self-study research. A Critical Friends Portfolio includes innovative critical collaborative inquiries to support the completion of a high quality final research project. Advice from the most senior self-study academics working in the U.S. and internationally is included, along with descriptions of the self-study methodology that has been refined over time. Examples demonstrate the connections between self-study research, teachers' professional growth, and their students' learning. Tables, charts, and visuals help readers see the big picture and stay organized.

International Handbook of Self Study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices

Author: J. John Loughran
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1402065450
Format: PDF, Docs
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The International Handbook on Self-study of Teaching and Teacher Education Practices is of interest to teacher educators, teacher researchers and practitioner researchers. This volume: -offers an encyclopaedic review of the field of self-study; -examines in detail self-study in a range of teaching and teacher education contexts; -outlines a full understanding of the nature and development of self-study; -explores the development of a professional knowledge base for teaching through self-study; -purposefully represents self-study through research and practice; -illustrates examples of self-study in teaching and teacher education.

Supervision for Learning

Author: James M. Aseltine
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416603271
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Traditional methods of supervision and evaluation focus on teachers' inputs: their lesson plans, instruction, and classroom management practices. But what matters most is the outcome they achieve: learning. This book introduces Performance-Based Supervision and Evaluation (PBSE), a data-driven and teacher-directed approach proven to build educators' analytical and instructional capacity to address the learning needs of their students. It's a move away from disconnected annual goals and outside-in improvement initiatives, and toward the full integration of teacher evaluation, strategic professional development, and school improvement planning. Supervision for Learning is an important resource for school leaders looking to * Honor the judgment of teachers while targeting student performance in areas of essential knowledge and skills articulated in standards; * Empower all teachers to use performance data as the basis for instructional decisions and monitor the effectiveness of these decisions through action research; * Develop meaningful collaborative relationships with and among teachers; and * Acquire authentic evidence of teacher and student growth. Authors James M. Aseltine, Judith O. Faryniarz, and Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio explain the best-practice foundations of their approach and provide guidelines for its implementation. Sample artifacts and illustrative vignettes bring the PBSE process to life, clarifying the supervisor's role, the teachers' responsibilities, and the students' gains. You'll also find a planning and monitoring tool that maps milestones within the development and evaluation cycle, along with strategies for reconciling this approach with district reporting requirements and budget realities.