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  • Has school improvement passed its sell-by date?by Barbara MacGilchrist

    Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 9.95

    This lecture argues that the government’s definition of an improving school as being one with a linear, continuous, upward trajectory of test and examination results has passed its sell-by date. more...

  • Dancing in the Lightby Marcia Behrenbruch

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    Sustainability, globalization, the rapid growth of knowledge and the need for internationally minded citizens require a rethinking of education. Concept based inquiry learning has been offered for over a century as an alternative to traditional education centered on textbooks, invasive standardized testing and control external to the student. Yet... more...

  • Ways of Learning to Teachby Shlomo Back

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    This book deals with commonly reported accusations about the nature of teacher education based on arguments and disagreements about what teacher education should do, how it should do it and what it should produce in its graduates. Much of these accusations are on out of date or obsolete ideals of the "good" teacher. It is a philosophical exploration... more...

  • Professional Learning in the Knowledge Societyby Karen Jensen; Leif Chr. Lahn; Monika Nerland

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    This book presents an entirely new approach to professional learning based on perspectives of the knowledge society and, in particular, an interpretation of Knorr Cetina’s work on scientific ‘epistemic cultures’. Starting with a conceptual chapter and followed by a suite of empirical studies from accountancy, education, nursing and software engineering,... more...

  • Teacher Learning and Power in the Knowledge Societyby Rosemary Clark; D.W. Livingstone; Harry Smaller

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    The rise of knowledge workers has been widely heralded but there has been little research on their actual learning practices. This book provides the first systematic comparative study of the formal and informal learning of different professional groups, with a particular focus on teachers. Drawing on unique large-scale national surveys of working conditions... more...

  • Making it Realby Julie A. Gorlewski; David A. Gorlewski

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    This book provides no answer key. If you are looking for “one right answer,” go elsewhere. Implicit in the current educational reform movement towards standards and standardization is the belief that the work of teachers is quantifiable; that the hours and days of contact time between teachers and students can be reduced to a number that has meaning;... more...

  • Verwaltungsreform im politischen Systemby Andreas Schmid

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 30.10

    In den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten sind erhebliche Ressourcen für die Reform des öffentlichen Haushalts- und Rechnungswesens aufgewendet worden. Ein Erfolg scheint sich mit Blick auf die europäische Staatsschuldenkrise nicht eingestellt zu haben, da die neuen Instrumente das politische Handeln offensichtlich kaum beeinflussten. Auf Basis einer empirischen... more...

  • Dimensions in Mentoringby Susan Myers; Connie Anderson

    SensePublishers 2012; US$ 41.81

    This book provides practitioners, researchers, and those involved in mentoring activities insight into varying types of mentoring. It covers aspects of mentoring with preservice teachers, K-12 practitioners, academia, and professionals in public and private sectors. Other areas not typically covered include service learning, faculty and graduate student... more...

  • The Management of Student Teachers' Learningby H. Hagger; Donald. McIntyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Aimed at professional tutors, this text explains the role of managing student teachers in secondary school settings. It describes how to organize school-based teacher training, how to ensure proper communication between teaching staff and how to measure the effectiveness of mentoring. more...

  • Supervising Student Teachersby Alexander Cuenca

    SensePublishers 2013; US$ 41.81

    The student teaching experience is often considered one of the most influential aspects of teacher preparation. Key in the success of student teaching is the university supervisor. During the student teaching experience, the university supervisor is mainly responsible for helping pre-service teachers relate university coursework with the situated experiences... more...