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Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education

Science Education and Teacher Professional Development

Combining Learning with Research

Authors: Rushton, Elizabeth A. C.

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  • Reconceptualises subject-focused and research-led teacher professional development
  • Examines how teachers can develop a 'teacher scientist' identity
  • Draws on the experiences of 50 high school teachers who participated in research with students
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This book presents a radical reconceptualization of subject-focused and research-led teacher professional development. Drawing on the experiences of more than 50 high school teachers and technicians who participated in science-based research with their students, the author examines how this enables teachers to develop a ‘Teacher Scientist’ model of professional identity. Through active participation in research, science teachers and technicians can implement socially just approaches to education, where students’ differences are valued and, through research, their social and academic development is supported. Central to the ‘Teacher Scientist’ identity is the development of, and sustained interaction with, complex and collaborative professional networks which include researchers, university-staff and teachers and students in other schools. In the context of persistent recruitment and retention challenges, the ‘Teacher Scientist’ model provides a research-led approach which may offer an alternative to strategies focused on financial incentives.

About the authors

Elizabeth A.C. Rushton is Lecturer in Geography Education at King’s College London, UK. She has worked within education as a high school teacher, and as Director of Evaluation for an education charity that supports school student participation in STEM research. Her research considers young people’s experience of science in formal and informal settings and teacher professional development through collaborations with researchers and mentoring school student research.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-64106-1
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • 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
Science Education and Teacher Professional Development
Book Subtitle
Combining Learning with Research
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Alternative Education
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64107-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64107-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64106-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 256
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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