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Professional Issues for Primary Teachers

Professional Issues for Primary Teachers Author Ann Browne
ISBN-10 0761944044
Release 2004-05-26
Pages 272
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This book deals with the key professional issues faced by students on teacher training courses and practicing primary teachers.



Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools

Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools Author Val Brooks
ISBN-10 9780335246335
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 426
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This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.



Developing Advanced Primary Teaching Skills

Developing Advanced Primary Teaching Skills Author Denis Hayes
ISBN-10 9780415516532
Release 2012
Pages 203
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Do you believe that continuous improvement in teaching is essential? Do you wish to enhance your understanding of how children learn? Are you eager to become a well-informed professional? From the author of the hugely respected Foundations of Primary Teaching, this advanced textbook explores the essential elements of teaching and learning and the process of becoming a caring and competent teacher. It introduces a wide range of education issues, challenges and requirements with the intention of promoting advanced classroom practice, both for individuals and within teams. The book offers insights, ideas, hints and thought-provoking education topics for individual reflection and team discussion. With a focus on understanding the teaching and learning processes and the factors that impact upon providing a high quality education for every pupil, this book discusses in detail key learning skills, dilemmas and challenges for primary teachers and themes in continuing professional development. It covers issues in teaching and learning including: The nature/nurture debate Motivation Emotional and moral development Raising boys' achievement levels Gender and teachers Accelerated learning Reflective practice. Including action points, hints and challenges, this book will be of interest to trainee teachers, postgraduates, experienced qualified teachers, deputy head teachers and head teachers who wish to be more consistently effective and make a positive impact on the lives of children in their primary classroom.



Teacher centered Professional Development

Teacher centered Professional Development Author Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli
ISBN-10 9780871208590
Release 2004
Pages 181
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Teacher-Centered Professional Development is a hands-on guide to collaborative skill building for educators. It introduces the Teacher's Choice Framework, a model that empowers teachers by helping them choose and initiate professional growth activities according to their schedules, strengths, and needs. The book describes a wide variety of professional development strategies, including mentoring, journal writing, peer-to-peer coaching, and seminars. For each strategy, the author provides: * A brief history of the research base * A step-by-step guide to implementing the strategy * Sample handouts and assessment forms * Examples from the field of the strategy in practice With this book, teachers at all levels can quickly learn how to set up development teams, conduct action research, and engage in other activities to further their skills. In addition, the Teacher's Choice Framework helps educators prioritize their needs and choose the strategies that best suit those needs. Teacher-Centered Professional Development offers both a perfect introduction to staff development options and a commonsense method for choosing among them.



Beginning Primary Teaching

Beginning Primary Teaching Author Angela Jacklin
ISBN-10 9780335225903
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 213
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By illustrating and exploring early experiences in teaching, this book helps primary teachers to understand their early professional development and learning and helps them to reflect on their own practice as well as that of others, offering a source of practical support throughout the important early years of their careers.



Developing Teacher Expertise

Developing Teacher Expertise Author Margaret Sangster
ISBN-10 9781441179111
Release 2013-01-17
Pages 176
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What are the issues that education raises for you? Beyond the technical skills and knowledge aspects of education, teachers and student teachers face questions which challenge their beliefs and approaches to their teaching and learning. This book contains a series of short articles each of which encourage you to reflect on your own practice and challenge your beliefs about how and what you teach. Questions explored include: When does inclusion become exclusion for the rest of the class? Do interactive whiteboards support or reduce creativity in the classroom? Is drama a luxury in the primary classroom? Should we be teaching other languages to children under seven? Learning outside the classroom, is it worth it? What makes a reflective practitioner? Essential reading for those training to teach children aged between 3 and 11, as well as practicing teachers looking to develop their practice.



Professional Studies Primary and Early Years

Professional Studies  Primary and Early Years Author Kate Jacques
ISBN-10 9781844454280
Release 2007-09-03
Pages 240
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This key resource for trainee primary teachers helps them to understand and fulfil the new professional requirements for QTS. It focuses on a range of professional issues – including management of pupils' work, individual needs and equal opportunities, behaviour for learning and professional responsibilities outside teaching. Each chapter includes tasks, examples and further reading to highlight important concepts and key issues. New and revised chapters mean this third edition is up to date with the QTS Standards, latest documents and initiatives. Further, new reflective tasks and "Moving On" sections help trainees to build on the information in each chapter.



Professional Issues in Secondary Teaching

Professional Issues in Secondary Teaching Author Carrie Mercier
ISBN-10 9781446275061
Release 2013-02-08
Pages 248
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How can I develop my identity as a teacher? How does engaging in research benefit my own teaching practice? Becoming a successful teacher in secondary education requires a strong understanding of a wide range of professional teaching issues, including practical concerns such as curriculum development and learning through observation in the classroom, alongside key conceptual aspects such as critical reflection and understanding the nature of learning. This book addresses these issues alongside a range of additional important contemporary topics in secondary education. Highlighting the importance for student teachers to enhance their development by engaging with research, Professional Issues in Secondary Teaching is designed to support professional studies modules on secondary initial teacher education including postgraduate and employment-based routes into teaching, and early career teachers seeking to enhance their practice. Carrie Mercier is Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria. Carey Philpott is currently an Associate Dean in the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. Helen Scott is the Deputy Dean for Student Experience in the School of Education at the University of Northampton.



Professional Studies

Professional Studies Author Kate Jacques
ISBN-10 1903300606
Release 2003
Pages 216
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This key resource for trainee primary teachers will help them to understand and fulfill the professional requirements set out by the Qualifying to Teach Professional Standards for QTS. It focuses on a range of professional issues - including the management of pupils' work, behaviour management, pupils' individual needs and equal opportunities, and professional responsibilities outside teaching - and demonstrates how the Professional Standards relate to effective and successful teaching. In addition, each chapter includes practical tasks and illustrations which highlight important concepts, and further reading to extend trainees' understanding of key issues.



Qualities of Effective Principals

Qualities of Effective Principals Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416607441
Release 2008
Pages 250
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What does it take to be a good school principal? No two principals work in exactly the same way, but research shows that effective principals do focus on a core set of factors that are critical to fostering success for all students. In Qualities of Effective Principals, James H. Stronge, Holly B. Richard, and Nancy Catano delineate these factors and show principals how to successfully balance the needs and priorities of their school and continuously develop and refine their leadership skills. Throughout the book, the authors provide readers with helpful tools and extensive research that will help them to *Develop a blueprint for sustained school leadership *Create an effective school climate for learning *Select, support, and retain high-quality teachers and staff *Assess instructional high quality *Build a foundation for organizational management *Create, maintain, and strengthen community relationships *Make contributions to the professional educational community *Define their critical role in student achievement This book also includes practical skills checklists, quality indicators and red flags for effective leadership, and an extensive annotated bibliography. Qualities of Effective Principals is an excellent resource for both experienced and new principals committed to developing and leading strong schools that help all students succeed.



Language Literacy and Learning in Primary Schools

Language  Literacy and Learning in Primary Schools Author Olatunde A. Adekola
ISBN-10 9780821370490
Release 2007
Pages 58
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Language, Literacy, and Learning in Primary Schools is a synthesis of the findings arising from four years of policy research and development in Nigeria's primary schools that focused on the gap between what teachers should know and be able to do, and the realities of teaching and learning in classrooms. It begins by critically examining the outcomes of primary schooling as measured by learning achievement results from national assessments, and by identifying some core learning problems for Nigerian primary school children. It reviews the findings from recent research reports that studied teaching and learning processes in primary school classrooms, and it identifies the pedagogical issues in primary classrooms that contribute to poor learning achievements. This report describes a research and development program that set out to improve teaching and learning in core learning skill areas of the curriculum. This study identifies priority areas for teachers' professional development. It suggests a policy framework for the continuing professional development of primary school teachers, including the initial preparation of teachers and their induction into teaching. It proposes medium and long-term strategies to bring about the desired changes in teaching and learning through school-based approaches to teacher development.



Professional Capital

Professional Capital Author Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
ISBN-10 9780807771709
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 220
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The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In this latest and most important collaboration, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted in short order, these two world authorities--who know teaching and leadership inside out--set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore. This book features: (1) a powerful and practical solution to what ails American schools; (2) Action guidelines for all groups--individual teachers, administrators, schools and districts, state and federal leaders; (3) a next-generation update of core themes from the authors' bestselling book, "What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?" [This book was co-published with the Ontario Principals' Council.].



The Case for Contention

The Case for Contention Author Jonathan Zimmerman
ISBN-10 9780226456348
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 128
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From the fights about the teaching of evolution to the details of sex education, it may seem like American schools are hotbeds of controversy. But as Jonathan Zimmerman and Emily Robertson show in this insightful book, it is precisely because such topics are so inflammatory outside school walls that they are so commonly avoided within them. And this, they argue, is a tremendous disservice to our students. Armed with a detailed history of the development of American educational policy and norms and a clear philosophical analysis of the value of contention in public discourse, they show that one of the best things American schools should do is face controversial topics dead on, right in their classrooms. Zimmerman and Robertson highlight an aspect of American politics that we know all too well: We are terrible at having informed, reasonable debates. We opt instead to hurl insults and accusations at one another or, worse, sit in silence and privately ridicule the other side. Wouldn’t an educational system that focuses on how to have such debates in civil and mutually respectful ways improve our public culture and help us overcome the political impasses that plague us today? To realize such a system, the authors argue that we need to not only better prepare our educators for the teaching of hot-button issues, but also provide them the professional autonomy and legal protection to do so. And we need to know exactly what constitutes a controversy, which is itself a controversial issue. The existence of climate change, for instance, should not be subject to discussion in schools: scientists overwhelmingly agree that it exists. How we prioritize it against other needs, such as economic growth, however—that is worth a debate. With clarity and common-sense wisdom, Zimmerman and Robertson show that our squeamishness over controversy in the classroom has left our students woefully underserved as future citizens. But they also show that we can fix it: if we all just agree to disagree, in an atmosphere of mutual respect.



Contemporary Issues in Teaching and Learning

Contemporary Issues in Teaching and Learning Author Peter Woods
ISBN-10 9781136179471
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 264
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Since the 1988 Education Reform Act, our education system has undergone dramatic changes and this in turn has raised a number of controversial issues and questions. This reader brings together key articles, both recently published and specially commissioned, which address these issues and place them in context. Issues covered include: *the curriculum * teaching and learning *assessment *school effectiveness and improvement. Various themes run throughout the book include, the quest for quality within a social context, the application of theory and research to practice, and the positive roles played by both teachers and students in adapting to recent change.



Caribbean Issues and Developments

Caribbean Issues and Developments Author Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN-10 085092460X
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 175
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The Secretariat's work programme on improving basic education is targeted to teacher education in Commonwealth countries. It is widely recognised that teachers are central to quality education. A well prepared and motivated teaching force is essential for effective teaching and learning. The Secretariat is engaged, therefore, in a range of measures which include seminars, workshops and development, as well as the publication of resource materials for the training and professional development of teachers.



Teaching in primary schools

Teaching in primary schools Author Asher Cashdan
ISBN-10 0304703605
Release 1998-07-23
Pages 221
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Teaching in Primary Schools is the first truly comprehensive overview of the issues and practicalities of primary school teaching at the approach of the millennium. Balancing theoretical principles with many practical illustrations, the book deals with essential issues such as the context of primary education, teacher competences, assessment and classroom management. It is also one of the first texts to cover the new National Curriculum for Teacher Training, which is effective from autumn 1998. The book discusses the whole of the National Curriculum for Primary Education; however, in line with current national concerns and government thinking about educational standards and priorities, whole chapters are devoted to each of the four key areas: English, mathematics, science, and information and communications technology. Teaching in Primary Schools is an invaluable handbook for both the student and the newly qualified teacher as well as for anyone considering entry into the primary teaching profession.



Professional ethics in education

Professional ethics in education Author John M. Rich
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010686817
Release 1984
Pages 155
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Professional ethics in education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Professional ethics in education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Professional ethics in education book for free.