International Perspectives on Teacher Professional Development: Changes Influenced by Politics, Pedagogy and Innovation

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Nova Publishers, 2005 - Education - 214 pages
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Teacher professional development is subject to reform as a consequence of three, often interwoven influences: innovation, politics and pedagogy. For example, recent decades have seen learning and teaching take centre stage. As technologies have become more accessible and relevant, so professional development has had to keep pace, in order to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop skills and experiences to deal with this innovation. In terms of politics, as the prescription of input and the measurement of output are regulated and deregulated by the State, so teacher professional development shifts to meet accountability and credibility demands. Likewise, as our understanding of learning and teaching evolves, in terms of knowledge, processes, dispositions and evaluation, subsequent teacher professional development programmes responded to these current or in-vogue research findings. This new and much-needed book describes how teacher professional development in science education, from initial teacher education to continuing professional development, continues to face and address the various challenges that arise as a consequence of innovation, politics or pedagogy.
 

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Contents

TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCIEN EDUCATION
1
PARTNERSHIP IN PEDAGOGY AND RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL IDENTITY FORMATION IN EARLY SECONDARY TEAC...
15
PREPARING TEACHERS OF CHEMISTRY FOR A GLOBAL MARKET
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THE CENTRALITY OF PCK IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PRIMARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TEACHERS TOWARDS SC...
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LEARNING BY DESIGN AS AN APPROACH FOR DEVELOPING SCIENCE TEACHERS ICTRELATED PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWING
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TRAINING INSERVICE SCIENCE TEACHERS FOR SCHOOL SCIENCE INTERACTIVE MODEL
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CHARACTERISTICS OF A COMMUNAL MODEL OF TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THE ROLE OF READINESS RISK REFLEC...
125
A POSTGESELLSCHAFTGEMEINSCHAFT? A SOCIOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE PIPS PROJECT
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RISK NEGOTIATION IN PRACTICE INTERACTIVE REFLECTION ON A COMPLEX ISSUE A PRACTICABLE EXAMPLE
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PLANNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING THE NEEDS OF TEACHER PARTICIPANTS
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INDEX
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