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Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education

by Anne Campbell Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Pub Date:
12/2003
ISBN:
9781446234570
Format:
Ebk 240 pages
Price:
AU$65.00 NZ$66.09
Product Status: Available
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Drawing directly on the work of teachers and other professional trainers concerned with programmes for continuing professional development, this book promotes action research for practitioners so as to develop qualities of critical appraisal and analysis of practice, appropriate to professional contexts. The authors suggest activities and give support for teaching, and evaluation of teaching, by using actual examples of teacher research into professional issues. They also aim to encourage teachers' narrative writing and autobiographical approaches to researching their professional lives. There is a specific focus on processes of professional development, which connects with current needs, demands and challenges of the 'modernized' profession. This book will support those involved in appraisal activity, performance management and threshold application. This book is for schoolteachers and others involved with professional training across all age phases, and for those who support teachers' professional development: university tutors, consultants and senior staff in LEAs. It is also suitable for police and nurse trainers, further education tutors and advisory teachers.

Research Traditions in Education Researching Professional Development Professional Identity Who Am I? What Kind of Practitioner Am I? Identifying an Area for Research Finding, Reviewing and Managing Literature Which Research Techniques to Use? Critical Friendship, Critical Community and Collaboration Qualitative Data Analysis Quantitative Data Management, Analysis and Presentation of Questionnaire Surveys Writing up, Reporting and Publishing Your Research Evaluating amd Disseminating Research Resources for Research

Currently he is the sole editor of the international Journal of Education for Teaching, a member of the board of Educational Philosophy and Theory, co-opted member of the Research Committee of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (having previously been the elected chair of UCET) and one of two UK representatives on the Japan/UK Education Forum. He is a member of the British Educational Research Association and the Standing Conference on Studies in Education. He is Professor Emeritus at Manchester Metropolitan University and holds visiting chairs at Hull, Roehampton and Plymouth Universities whilst acting as a consultant for a number of other UK and overseas universities as they develop their research profile.