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Title Transforming teachers' work globally : in search of a better way for schools and their communities / edited by Eija Kimonen and Raimo Nevalainen
Published Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, [2013]
©2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 364 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword- Approaches to teachers' work in a global context / Dhruv Raina -- Preface- Laying the foundations for educational change and innovative practices : the key role of teachers / Eija Kimonen and Raimo Nevalainen -- Part I. Enhancing transformation in teachers' work -- ch. 1. Supporting teachers' work : insights from a study of differentially improving schools in the United States / La Tefy Schoen -- ch. 2. Extending teachers' work to outdoor learning environments : applying high-quality instruction for meaningful learning / Elizabeth L. Hammerman and Donald R. Hammerman -- ch. 3. Changing aims and values of outdoor-oriented education : ideals for teachers' work from the American and Indian experience / Eija Kimonen -- ch. 4. Professional orientations and competences of teachers in a school and community context : social participation in the process of community education / Raimo Nevalainen and Eija Kimonen -- Part II. Examining the changing nature of teachers' work -- ch. 5. The teacher as an implementer of curriculum change : a case-study analysis of small rural schools in Finland / Raimo Nevalainen and Eija Kimonen -- ch. 6. Teacher perspectives on reform in a small, rural American school of historically Finnish culture : cultural transformations / Thomas L. Alsbury and Karen T. Jackson -- ch. 7. The challenges of basic education curriculum change in rural primary schools in West China / Shuo Lio, Ruifeng Cui, and Genshu Lu -- Part III. Reforming teachers' work in a comparative perspective -- ch. 8. Philosophical perspectives for teachers' work : focusing on American and Indian outdoor-oriented education with international connections / Eija Kimonen -- ch. 9. Teacher competences in a changing school culture : a comparative analysis of teacher professionalism in England and Finland / Raimo Nevalainen and Eija Kimonen -- ch. 10. The reform and development of teacher education in China and Japan in an era of social change : trends and issues / Congman Rao -- ch. 11. Teachers' work and changing socialization environments : pedagogical procedures of outdoor-oriented education in the United States and India / Eija Kimonen -- Afterword- Understanding the educational change process and teachers' work : reflections from an Indian perspective / Dhruv Raina, Shakuntla Nagpal, and Pranati Panda
Summary This volume is a collection of studies examining the key role of the teacher in the process of school change when innovative pedagogical practices and better ways to develop the school are being sought. Teachers' work in a changing school culture is a central source of strength in establishing the new practices in ordinary school life. Teachers are generally understood to be crucial for successful change in the school, for the long-term development of their professionalism, and for the advancement of the school's socio-cultural processes. The aim of this book is to outline the complex character of teachers' work in schools and their communities. Teachers' work is observed here in the light of research presenting innovative approaches and reforms. This book is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on contexts for transformation in teachers' work, the second on an examination of case studies documenting the changing nature of teachers' work, and the third on comparison of the trends and issues previously presented. The chapters in this volume discuss prospects of teachers' work in the United States and Europe, as well as in China, India, and Japan.--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational change.
Educational change -- Case studies.
Education -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kimonen, Eija, editor
Navalainen, Raimo, editor
ISBN 9462094705 (electronic bk.)
9789462094703 (electronic bk.)