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Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance

Mind the Gap

Authors: Groundwater-Smith, Susan, Mockler, Nicole

  • Has the possibility to transform policy and practice rather than merely report upon it
  • Engages in serious epistemological arguments in relation to the nature of professional knowledge, how it is constructed and employed
  • Covers a wide range of policies and practices across an international spectrum
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About this book

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance: Mind the Gap examines ways in which practice-based inquiry in educational settings, in a number of different countries and contexts, can transcend current ways of working and thinking such that authentic professional learning is the result.

The authors contend that education policy, under pressure from a number of quarters, is retreating into a standardized, audited, and backward-looking arena, with the advances of more progressive educational philosophy being rolled back.

In an age where practitioner inquiry and action research have often been ‘hijacked’ for the purposes of broad-based policy implementation, this book offers a rationale for reclaiming the critical edge so fundamental to inquiry-based professional learning. It examines the potential of inquiry-based forms of teacher professional learning to contribute to the growth of professional knowledge for and about teachers’ work.

The authors intend that the book will assist in building new forms of professional knowledge that go beyond the current compliance model – engineered from less enduring materials – to inform a new model with its foundations in a strong ethical and moral framework. They also believe that this new model, if implemented, will help to reverse today’s conservative educational trends and make teacher professional development a force for genuine progress once again.

They have consciously moved away from the celebratory tone of much of the academic reporting of teacher professional learning, adopting instead a genuinely critical edge. In covering a wide range of policies and practices from across the international spectrum, they have allowed themselves the freedom to engage in serious epistemological arguments about the nature of professional knowledge, as well as how it is constructed and employed.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Current Problematics in Teacher Professional Learning

    Groundwater-Smith, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 2-12

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  • How Did We Get Here? Historical Perspectives on Inquiry-Based Professional Learning

    Groundwater-Smith, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

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  • Developing Courage

    Groundwater-Smith, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

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  • Mode 3 Knowledge: What It Is and Why We Need It

    Groundwater-Smith, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 44-53

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  • Inquiry as a Framework for Professional Learning: Interrupting the Dominant Discourse

    Groundwater-Smith, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 55-65

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eBook 107,09 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9417-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9416-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8123-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance
Book Subtitle
Mind the Gap
Authors
Series Title
Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9417-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9417-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9416-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8123-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 158
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