Out-of-Field Teaching and Education Policy

International Micro-Education Policy

Authors: Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

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  • Investigates the impact of micro-education policies to effectively manage the global out-of-field phenomenon
  • Highlights the support and resource policy discourses that are essential to confront the endemic workforce tradition of the out-of-field teaching phenomenon, and vice versa
  • Offers real world examples of the current issues teachers, students, and educational leaders face in out-of-field teaching and learning environments
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This book focuses on the elusive out-of-field teaching phenomenon and its direct effects on quality education globally. Based on the experiences and concerns of teachers and school leaders, it investigates the phenomenon’s impact on everyday teaching and school practices, and offers insights into the challenges that out-of-field teachers face in maintaining their role as the “knowledgeable counterpart” in their teaching and learning environments. In this frame, it also highlights the often-overlooked importance of initial teacher education and its preparation of prospective teachers for employment in complex school contexts, subjects or year levels.

The book emphasises the need to develop specific policy strategies to effectively address the global implications of out-of-field teaching, and explores the potential of micro-education policies as targeted support resources for teachers in these challenging positions. Through this new policy lens, which renegotiates the discourse of education policy as a quality education improvement framework, the book offers readers a comprehensive understanding of the urgent need for policy to uphold all stakeholders involved in these unique and complex environments. Accordingly, the book is a valuable resource for academic advisors, decision-makers, policy-makers, and educational and school leaders in developing new approaches to improving school outcomes that promote the retention of teachers for a strong and stable teaching workforce.


About the authors

Following a substantial career as an education practitioner with experience teaching across different international systems and curriculum frameworks, Anna Du Plessis completed a doctorate in Education Leadership in 2010, focusing on professional development programs for out-of-field teachers. She entered academia full-time later the same year to pursue a research and teacher educator career at tertiary level. Her research explores the lived meaning of out-of-field teaching practices for quality education, with a specific focus on educational leadership and teaching pedagogies.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Connecting the Dots: Policy Development and the Out-of-Field Teaching Reality in Education

    Pages 1-45

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • Context-Conscious Understanding

    Pages 47-67

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • Attention to the Numbers

    Pages 69-91

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • The Realities Beyond the Numbers: The Policy–Pedagogy Relationship

    Pages 93-109

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

  • Are Out-of-Field Teachers and Their Leaders Let Down by Policies? Policy Impact Matters!

    Pages 111-172

    Du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1948-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1947-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Out-of-Field Teaching and Education Policy
Book Subtitle
International Micro-Education Policy
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1948-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1948-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1947-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 357
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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