Developing Teachers

Effective schools or improving schools are fashionable terms in the rhetoric of recent education movements, yet the heart of these movements is often more to do with teaching quality than with school practice. This book takes a holistic view of teacher development, examining the contexts and conditions of teaching: school leadership and culture; teachers’ lives and histories; change; teacher learning, competence and expertise; and the moral purposes of teaching. Day looks at the conditions under which teacher development may be enhanced, and brings together research and other information, from the UK and overseas.

Professional Development Schools

The collection of papers in this volume have a combined synergy that exudes a sense of hope and confidence that our progress in the Professional Development Schools research movement has been substantial and vibrant, even though some would argue that the strides are not enough nor fast enough to make a significant difference. However, no one can argue the fact that our efforts are indeed crucial to the improvement of education for all students and in that sense, Professional Development Schools Research is definitely on track.


21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.

Key Features:

· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career

· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters

· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction

· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings

21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.


Teaching Music in Secondary Schools

Teaching Music in Secondary Schools is the accompaniment to its practical-based counterpart Aspects of Teaching Secondary Music. Together they form a comprehensive resource for those engaged with Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development in Music.

Through this reader, student-teachers and practising teachers will be introduced to the big issues and ideas abounding in music teaching today.


School Teachers

School Teachers provides insightful empirical findings on crucial issues including:
– highly qualified teachers
– teacher diversity
– alternative certification
– teacher attrition
– inequity in the distribution of quality teachers
– teacher education in the context of school-university partnership
This book is a useful resource for teacher educators, policymakers, and researchers.


Preparing Teachers for National Board Certification

This practical book presents a comprehensive blueprint for preparing teachers to achieve National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification. An outgrowth of the authors’ more than five years of experience working with teacher candidates, the approach described here enlists the collaboration of both university educators and professional staff development personnel. The book includes a detailed outline of a seminar to introduce teachers to the NBPTS process, complete with written samples and reproducible overhead transparency masters. Also featured are chapters contributed by Board Certified Teachers, who share portfolio samples and activities in four certification areas. Supported by research-proven best practices in professional education, the book includes extensive reference lists and helpful hints for facilitators.

Preparing Effective Special Education Teachers

“What tools are in the toolkit of an excellent special educator, and how can teacher preparation programs provide these tools in the most efficient, effective way possible? This practical, clearly written book is grounded in current research and policy as well as the author’s extensive experience as a teacher educator. It identifies what special education teachers need to know to work competently with students with a wide variety of learning challenges and disabilities. Chapters present specific guidelines for helping teacher candidates build critical skills for instruction and assessment, get the most out of field placements, and collaborate successfully with other school personnel and with parents. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, curriculum, disabilities, exceptional children, field work, IEPs, inclusion, instruction, learning, lessons, professional development, special education, special needs, standards, students, teacher preparation programs, teacher training, teachers, teaching Audience: Teacher educators in special education, graduate students preparing to be teacher educators, and school district personnel who provide staff development for special education teachers”–

OSAT Physical Education

Pass your teacher certification exam with only one or two weekends of study. This comprehensive individual subject study guide offers: full length sample tests; the latest educational research; & a review of all undergraduate courses. Fortunately essay questions as well as master multiple choice questions. To cram for your exam study just under 200 pages of information formatted by competencies & skills. Find them in college book stores or order directly from XAM Publishing. Visit booksinprint.com for complete table of contents & read about the chapter headings listed below.This guide may also be used as a college textbook & should be considered as a school adoption textbook. The markets for this book in addition to an individual teacher candidate are: independent retail book stores with small shelf space, professional development in-service programs for; student teachers, initial teachers, alternative certification, duel certification & national teacher certification, College professors &/or college testing centers use this guide to create a one day crash seminars. State Department of Education may require how to purchase rites to the entire series of teacher certification, study guides. This study guide contains chapters on the following. Knowledge of the history of physical education as a profession; Knowledge of the philosophical basis of physical; Knowledge of sociological aspects of physical education; Knowledge of psychological implications of physical education; Knowledge of professional development & involvement; Knowledge of physical education supervision & management; Knowledge of legal aspects in teaching physical education; Knowledge of factors affecting the learning environment; Knowledge of Physical Education evaluation techniques; Knowledge of body management components; Knowledge of movement concepts; Knowledge of mechanical principles of body management; Knowledge of activities for body management skill development; Knowledge of the analysis of motor performance; Knowledge of rules, strategies & terminology; Knowledge of appropriate behavior in physical education activities; Knowledge of instructional strategies; Knowledge of physical fitness components; Knowledge of exercise training principles; Knowledge of fitness value of activities; Knowledge of physical fitness program development; Knowledge of effects of exercise & healthful living on stress; Knowledge of nutrition & weight control; Knowledge of health risk factors; Knowledge of the benefits of exercise; Knowledge of physical fitness issues related to consumers.


Studying Classroom Teaching as a Medium for Professional Development

The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNCMI) took advantage of a unique opportunity to bring educators together. In August 2000, following the Ninth International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-9) in Makuhari, Japan, MSEB and USNCMI capitalized on the presence of mathematics educators in attendance from the United States and Japan by holding a two and a half–day workshop on the professional development of mathematics teachers. This workshop used the expertise of the participants from the two countries to develop a better, more flexible, and more useful understanding of the knowledge that is needed to teach well and how to help teachers to obtain this knowledge. A major focus of the workshop was to discuss teachers’ opportunities in both societies — using teaching practice as a medium for professional development. Another focus of the workshop addressed practice by considering the records of teaching, including videos of classroom lessons and cases describing teachers and their work. These proceedings reflect the activities and discussion of the workshop using both print and video to enable others to share in their experience