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Teacher Development by Janet Soler
Book DescriptionThis selection of carefully chosen articles invites teachers to explore their own professional development and review their practice in schools. It draws together the multifaceted nature of primary teaching through a focus upon historical, cultural and political influences and considers the impact this has upon the way primary teachers develop professional knowledge. Issues explored in the book include: changing approaches to: curriculum selection; school organization and; curriculum planning. These are situated and considered in the personal contexts of primary teachers' continuing professional development. Themes explored include: analysis of critical incidents as a strategy for developingreflective practice; issues embedded in individual versus collaborative approaches to using reflective practice in professional development; the teacher as researcher. This innovative book draws together issues concerning the way primary teachers develop professional knowledge and the influence this has upon their practice in schools. At the same time it encourages teachers to apply their reading to their own personal context and research an aspect of their own practice.It includes both some of the most recent research alongside classic articles, drawing on the work of some of the most renowned figures in primary education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761969310
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Soler
Literacy Crises and Reading Policies, Paperback (November 2012)
The authors build a convincing case that the problem of how to teach reading needs to be re-conceptualized as part of a deeply social phenomenon. The study addresses the critical issue of literacy crises around the world and questions their wider sociological and educational impact.
Meeting Difficulties in Literacy Development, Hardback (December 2002)
This book enables practitioners to reflect critically upon the choices available to them in assessing and supporting students who experience difficulties in literacy development.
Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development, Paperback (September 2002)
Together with Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development, this reader forms the basis of The Open University's Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.
Contextualising Difficulties in Literacy Development, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Janet Soler
Together with Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development, this reader forms the basis of The Open University's Difficulties in Literacy Development course, and is ideal for similar courses nationally and internationally.
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Author Biography - Janet Soler
Anna Craft is Professor of Education at the University of Exeter, England, where she leads the CREATE research cluster. She is also Reader at The Open University, England, and Director of The Open Creativity Centre. She is founding Co-Editor Thinking Skills and Creativity (Elsevier) and founding Co-Convenor of the British Educational Research Association Special Interest Group, Creativity in Education. She holds a Visiting appointment at Harvard University and has held visiting appointments at Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her most recent books include Creative Learning 3-11 and how we document it (Trentham Books, 2007), Creativity in Schools: Tensions and Dilemmas (Routledge, 2005), Creativity and Early Years Education (Continuum, 2002), Creativity Across the Primary Curriculum (RoutledgeFalmer, 2000). Her empirical work, informed by constructivist and socio-cultural views of learning, seeks to impact practice, policy and theory.
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