School-based Teacher Training: A Handbook for Tutors and Mentors

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Elizabeth White, Joy Jarvis
SAGE, Dec 18, 2012 - Education - 104 pages
Covering both Primary and Secondary teaching, this handbook offers support to those delivering school-based teacher training. By identifying best practice, the book shows you how to develop your professional knowledge and become an effective teacher educator and mentor.

Topics covered include:

- strategies for coaching and mentoring trainee teachers

- teacher training in schools

- links between teacher education and recent research

- how to develop your own identity as a teacher educator

Packed with case studies of good practice, models of successful teaching and activities to try, this practical book leads you through a professional development process that will enable you to be confident and secure in your practice.

An essential guide for tutors, mentors and all those involved in staff development in schools, the book is also useful for experienced teachers in schools who are taking on training roles and supporting and mentoring newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Elizabeth White and Joy Jarvis both teach in the School of Education, at the University of Hertfordshire.

 

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Contents

1 The professional development of teacher educators
3
2 A whole school approach to professional development
9
developing a new aspect to your identity
15
PART B Aspects of the professional knowldege and practice of teacher educators
23
4 The pedagogy of teacher educators
25
5 Enhancing professional learning conversations
33
6 How to nurture the development of subject knowledge for teaching
41
7 Providing the right mix of support and challenge
52
8 Practical and experiential support for trainees
60
9 Developing your practice through engaging with educational literature
67
10 Practicebased enquiry as a basis for change
76
References
85
Index
88
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