The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development

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Christopher Day
Routledge, 2012 - Education - 560 pages

The International Handbook of Teacher and School Development brings together a collection of research and evidence-based authoritative writings which focus on international teacher and school development. Drawing on research from eighteen countries across seven continents, the forty chapters are grouped into ten themes which represent key aspects of teacher and school development:

  • Issues of Professionalism and Performativity
  • What Being an Effective Teacher Really Means
  • Reason and Emotion in Teaching
  • Schools in Different Circumstances
  • Student Voices in a Global Context
  • Professional Learning and Development
  • Innovative Pedagogies
  • School Effectiveness and Improvement
  • Successful Schools, Successful Leader
  • Professional Communities: their practices, problems & possibilities

Each theme expertly adds to the existing knowledge base about teacher and school development internationally. They are individually important in shaping and understanding an appreciation of the underlying conditions which influence teachers and schools, both positively and negatively, and the possibilities for their further development.

This essential handbook will be of interest to teacher educators, researchers in the field of teacher education and policy makers.


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Connecting teacher and school development policies practices and possibilities
Theme 1 Issues in teacher professionalism and performativity
Theme 2 Conjuncture and disjuncture in teachers work and lives
Theme 3 Reason and emotion in teaching
Contexts make a difference
Rights benefits and limitations
Theme 6 Professional learning and development
Theme 7 Innovative pedagogies
Theme 8 School effectiveness and improvement
Theme 9 Successful schools successful leaders
Their practices problems and possibilities

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Christopher Day is Professor of Education at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK.

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