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Professional Development, Reflection and Enquiry


June 2006 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Wow, this book has some inspiring ideas... It comes at a perfect time as schools try to mesh school improvement with performance management, new standards for various career stages and staff development... Well written, with an attractive layout and a consistently clear voice, it draws on wide and up-to-date research and writing from all parts of the United Kingdom... There are no easy answers in this book, but plenty of powerful ideas that might help us ask useful questions about how CPD encourages a commitment to professional and personal growth, and increases self-confidence, job satisfaction and enthusiasm for working with children and colleagues. This is what being a professional is all about' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week

Teaching professionals need to be able to successfully respond to change, and when necessary drive change within schools. To accomplish this, teachers need to be secure in their understanding of their place within the profession and their teaching identity. The focus of this book is upon enabling teachers to explore new ways of working with children, with colleagues and with communities.

This book provides teachers working towards Advanced Skills Teacher or Chartered Teacher status, and those on other Continuing Professional Development courses, with an essential text to assist in this process of personal and professional reflection and development planning. The authors focus upon the social, cultural and political aspects of professional development, and explore issues of professional identity.


 
TEACHER PROFESSIONALISM
 
Reclaiming Teacher Identity
 
Teacher Professionalism
Challenges and Tensions  
 
THE EXERCISE OF PROFESSIONALISM
 
Forming Identity
Listening to Beginning Teachers  
 
Teacher Professionalism in an Era of 'Crisis'
 
Professional Reflection
Identity, Agency and Change  
 
Teacher Professional Identity
The Organizational Context  
 
Towards Leadership for Learning
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Teacher Professional Development and Progression for the Twenty-First Century
 
CPD
Changing Professional Identities?  
 
CONCLUSION
 
Professional Development, Reflection and Enquiry

'Wow, this book has some inspiring ideas... It comes at a perfect time as schools try to mesh school improvement with performance management, new standards for various career stages and staff development... Well written, with an attractive layout and a consistently clear voice, it draws on wide and up-to-date research and writing from all parts of the United Kingdom... There are no easy answers in this book, but plenty of powerful ideas that might help us ask useful questions about how CPD encourages a commitment to professional and personal growth, and increases self-confidence, job satisfaction and enthusiasm for working with children and colleagues. This is what being a professional is all about' - Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week


a good book for the professional development unit, will be using to help for planning.

Miss Amy Yorke
Health and Social Care, Warrington Collegiate
June 25, 2013

A book that I have recommended to my students to help with thier CPD

Mrs Maria Johnson
Community Learning Service, North East Lincolnshire Council
December 19, 2012

I have recommended this to colleagues and they have adopted it onto the mentor programme. I feel it is more appropriate for post registration mentor preparation as well as probationary lecturers.

Ms Helen Bottom
midw, Anglia Ruskin University
December 20, 2011

A useful supplementary text for students doing courses on professional development in education.

Dr Cate Watson
Education, Stirling University
November 24, 2010

Contains transferable information beneficial to the medical professions - particularly section C on professional development

Mrs Lucy Tomlins
Health & Social Sciences, University of bolton
December 14, 2009

contains insight reflections and activities

Miss Victoria Newens
School of Law, Justice and Community Studies, Blackburn College
October 9, 2009

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