Leading Professional Development in Education OU Reader: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Leading Professional Development in Education OU Reader

1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Bird, John Butcher, Bob Moon


352 pages

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Paperback: 9780415243827
pub: 2000-10-19
Hardback: 9780415243810
pub: 2000-10-26
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This book provides a rich range of case studies and theoretical and methodological perspectives on the practical leadership tasks that underpin educational change.

Section 1 focuses on the nature of professional learning and the policy context in which educational reform takes place.

Section 2 explores the forms of leadership relevant to the differing contexts of professional development.

Section 3 explores mentoring, peer coaching, team and group work. These processes are examined through international experience and by reference to work in other professions.

Section 4 analyses the experience of evidence based work in medicine and the health service and the potential of applying this to education. The section reviews contested views on this theme.

Section 5 looks at the potential role that interactive technologies can play in professional development.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Professional Development