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Teacher Quality, Professional Learning and Policy

Recognising, Rewarding and Developing Teacher Expertise

Authors: Forde, Christine, McMahon, Margery

  • Examines the significance of teacher expertise in the drive to improve quality and effectiveness
  • Analyses policy changes and teacher evaluation to judge how these aspects can influence the skills and expertise of individual teachers
  • Calls for an alternative approach in the judgement of teacher effectiveness
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About this book

This book examines the significance of teacher expertise in the drive to improve quality and effectiveness. Scrutinising both key conceptual issues and current policy developments and approaches, the authors analyse educational systems from around the world and question how different cultural contexts and systems can implement measures to improve teacher effectiveness. The book analyses factors such as policy change and teacher evaluation as well as the regulation of the teaching profession to determine how these aspects can influence the expertise of individual teachers. As numerous policy interventions have tried to define and enhance teacher quality to raise pupil achievement, this book calls for an interrogation of this stance and signals a need to consider an alternative approach. This book will appeal to students and scholars of teacher effectiveness and professional learning, as well as researchers and policymakers. 

About the authors

Christine Forde is Emeritus Professor at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests centre around leadership and teaching development, as well as professional learning and equality in education.
Margery McMahon is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests focus on leadership development and career-long professional learning, and she has published widely on these topics. 

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: June 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53654-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: May 17, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53653-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teacher Quality, Professional Learning and Policy
Book Subtitle
Recognising, Rewarding and Developing Teacher Expertise
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53654-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53654-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53653-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 283
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