Teacher professional development for improving quality of by Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides, Panayiotis Antoniou

By Bert Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides, Panayiotis Antoniou

This e-book makes a big contribution to wisdom and concept via drawing implications of instructor effectiveness study for the sphere of instructor education improvement. the 1st a part of the e-book presents a severe evaluate of analysis on instructor education improvement and illustrates the constraints of the most methods to instructor improvement resembling the competence-based and the holistic procedure. A dynamic point of view to coverage and perform in instructor education improvement is endorsed. the second one a part of the ebook offers a serious evaluate of analysis on instructor effectiveness. the most stages of this box of analysis are analysed. it's mentioned that instructor elements are awarded as being towards each other. An built-in procedure in defining caliber of training is followed. the significance of making an allowance for findings of reviews investigating differential instructor effectiveness is argued. one other major difficulty of this box of study is that the total technique of looking for instructor effectiveness issue used to be unable to have an important effect upon instructor education improvement. therefore it's endorsed that instructor education improvement might be all in favour of tips on how to deal with grouping of particular instructor components linked to scholar studying and on the right way to support lecturers increase their instructing abilities by way of relocating from utilizing talents linked to direct instructing in simple terms to extra complex abilities fascinated by new instructing ways and differentiation of training. The e-book refers to reports carried out in numerous international locations illustrating how the proposed strategy can be utilized via coverage and perform in instructor schooling. in particular, the booklet presents proof aiding the validity of the theoretical framework upon which this strategy relies. furthermore, experimental and longitudinal reviews assisting using this procedure for development reasons are awarded and recommendations for extra examine utilizing and increasing the Dynamic strategy for instructor education improvement are provided.

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As Lowyck (1978, p. 215) stresses, ‘Teaching Strengths and Weaknesses 27 behavior can only be understood and improved when the original context of the specific teaching behavior is included in the interpretation’. A similar argument has been raised by Trorey (2002). She argues that national priorities for teacher development, expressed as isolated teaching competences, create many tensions as they may imply that the specific developmental needs of a school or teachers remain unaddressed. As Brooks (2002) argues, ‘There is little evidence that professional development programs were consistently successful in ensuring that both individual and institutional needs were met’ (p.

A similar argument has been raised by Trorey (2002). She argues that national priorities for teacher development, expressed as isolated teaching competences, create many tensions as they may imply that the specific developmental needs of a school or teachers remain unaddressed. As Brooks (2002) argues, ‘There is little evidence that professional development programs were consistently successful in ensuring that both individual and institutional needs were met’ (p. 36). It has also been argued that in addition to failing to capture the complexity of the teachers’ work, competency-based training and qualifications have served to push forward system and/or institutional objectives at the expense of the individual needs of the staff.

However, the advantages of using the CBA still remain to be proven. There is certainly insufficient experience to date to justify the national imposition of any particular approach, but there is considerable scope for further exploration and evaluation of the range of approaches that are currently being developed (Whitty & Willmott, 1991). Today, the factors influencing quality of teaching require sufficient levels of skill, understanding, flexibility and reflection on the part of teachers, which go for beyond the rudimentary CBA and training in isolated teaching skills in teacher training and professional development programmes (Wragg, 1993).

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