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Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability

Professional Support Beyond Initial Teacher Education

Pedagogical Discernment and the Influence of Out-of-Field Teaching Practices

Authors: Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

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  • Shares and assesses the real-life experiences of teachers and school leaders in relation to professional learning and development
  • Provides an in-depth analysis of issues surrounding professional learning and development in a range of schools and other education settings
  • Assesses support policies and professional learning opportunities for teachers in complex teaching positions
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About this book

This book investigates the professional learning needs of teachers beyond initial teacher education, focusing on teachers in complex teaching positions, such as out-of-field teaching practices. The information presented here will help to improve professional learning strategies, while also offering an in-depth understanding of teachers’ needs, leaders’ perceptions, and what complex teaching situations mean for teachers’ professional learning and development. Further, Du Plessis shares the perceptions and lived experiences of teachers, parents, leaders and students as key stakeholders in quality teaching and learning environments.


In light of new evidence-informed findings on the out-of-field phenomenon and continuing professional learning, Du Plessis puts forward strategies that will enhance the effectiveness of professional learning and development programs, while also fostering improved decision-making and policy development. In brief, Du Plessis focuses on the impact that complex teaching situations have on teachers’ unique needs, the support that is provided, and the influence of the out-of-field phenomenon on teachers’ responses to continuing professional learning and development programs.

About the authors

Following a substantial career as an Education Practitioner, teaching across different international systems and curriculum frameworks, Anna Du Plessis made the decision to pursue a research career while teaching in part-time positions. She completed a Doctorate in Education Leadership in 2010, focusing on the implications of the out-of-field teaching phenomenon for professional development programmes, and entered academia full-time later in the same year to complete her PhD, which explored the lived meaning of out-of-field teaching practices for quality education, with a specific focus on educational leadership and teaching pedagogies.

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“Anna Du Plessis has completed two doctoral degrees in education. Her research in South Africa and in Australia is into what happens when teachers constantly teach outside their areas of expertise. Demand for quality student results and individualized teaching remains. Principals need to be financial administrators as well as education leaders. Teaching involves life-long learning. With appropriate support, teachers and their students thrive. Yet teacher retention plummets internationally. This book reveals the day-to-day reality for teachers, subject specialists and school leaders. You will read the words of the enthusiastic, the burnt out, the tired but hopeful and those resigned to the dilemmas of working in education. It introduces the theory of context-conscious understanding development (C-CUD theory) and the CANNAS leadership model which encourage a school culture supporting targeted professional development and learning. Organizational recommendations are made to shape and sustain a quality teaching workforce beyond initial teacher education.” (Julie Martyn, Editor, Swinburne University Online, Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Education Quality, ITE and Further Professional Support Cultivating Pedagogical Thoughtfulness

    Pages 3-33

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • A Context-Conscious Theoretical Framing of the Teaching Space

    Pages 35-58

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • School Leaders and Professional Support: The CANNAS Leadership Model

    Pages 59-75

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • The ‘Footprint’ of Initial Teacher Education: Influencing the Workplace and Beyond…

    Pages 77-105

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • The Meaning of Complex Teaching Contexts for Support Approaches

    Pages 109-139

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9722-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9721-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Support Beyond Initial Teacher Education
Book Subtitle
Pedagogical Discernment and the Influence of Out-of-Field Teaching Practices
Authors
Series Title
Teacher Education, Learning Innovation and Accountability
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9722-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9722-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9721-9
Series ISSN
2524-5562
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 271
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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