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Title Processes of inquiry : inservice teacher educators research their practice / edited by Joanna Higgins, Ro Parsons, and Linda Bonne
Published Rotterdam : SensePublishers, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages) : illustrations
Series Professional learning ; v. 10
Professional learning (Sense Publishers) ; v. 10
Contents Improving inservice teacher education practice / Ro Parsons, Joanna Higgins -- Organisation and design of analytical tools to identify effective teacher educator practice / Delia Baskerville -- The measure of success: resolving conflicts in professional learning using evidence of student learning / Trevor McDonald, Christina Thornley -- Building collaborative professional learning within an organisation / Alyson McGee -- An environment of collegial reflective dialogue for inservice teacher educators / Margaret Lamont -- Mentoring reflective practice in inservice teacher education / Ronnie Davey [and others] -- Individualised professional learning: mentoring leaders of school-based inquiry projects / Christina Thornley, Trevor McDonald -- Tikanga Māori kei te ao whakaako: Māori concepts and practices supporting teacher education / Hiria McRae, Marama Taiwhati -- Te poutama: an alternative framework examining Māori medium inservice teacher education practice / Leanna Herewini, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai -- Designing evaluation in messy interventions: reflections from evaluation practice / Meenakshi Sankar -- Generating new knowledge through a system-level network / Joanna Higgins, Ro Parsons
Summary This book presents inservice teacher educatorsâ accounts of systematic inquiry into their practice in a variety of contexts throughout New Zealand. The importance of purposeful networks of practice at all levels of a system in supporting education change and improvement is a theme across the chapters. The contributors describe the challenges and successes associated with working in professional learning and development in ways that aim to improve outcomes for teacher educators, teachers and students. Their accounts illuminate the importance of a research and development approach that enables the generation and application of new knowledge and, more importantly, enables all contributors to be learners. Each of the authors describes their role in investigating the effectiveness of inservice teacher educator practice, as part of the overall project that endeavoured to improve practice for the future. Included are processes created for Maori (indigenous) settings where cultural metaphors were used to frame investigations of practice. The book makes an important contribution to our knowledge base about effective inservice teacher educator practice and its influence on classroom practice. The book will appeal to teacher educators interested in examining the fit between their practices and their goals in helping teachers to build knowledge and practice, including those working in indigenous settings. It will also be of interest to policy makers and evaluators involved in system-level change. A well organised and carefully argued text that offers compelling evidence for an integrated approach to project management, practice, research and evaluation (J. John Loughran, Series Editor)
Analysis Education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Teachers -- Training of -- New Zealand.
Form Electronic book
Author Higgins, Joanna.
Parsons, Ro.
Bonne, Linda.
ISBN 9460915310 (electronic bk.)
9789460915314 (electronic bk.)