1st Edition

Managing Professional Development in Schools

By Sonia Blandford Copyright 2000
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context.
    For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice.
    This book includes chapters on:
    *managing professional development in a human resources context
    *government policy
    *initial teacher training
    *the school development plan
    *middle management
    *leadership skills.
    It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

    Part 1 The School as a Learning Organisation; Chapter 1 Managing Professional Development in Schools; Chapter 2 TQM and the Management of Professional Development; Chapter 3 Investors in People; Part 2 The National Context; Chapter 4 Government Policy; Chapter 5 Initial Teacher Training; Chapter 6 Practitioners; Chapter 7 Leadership; Part 3 Whole-School Development; Chapter 8 The School Development Plan; Chapter 9 Appraisal; Chapter 10 Middle Management; Chapter 11 Managing Professional Development as a Resource; Chapter 12 The Way Forward;


    Sonia Blandford is deputy-head of the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University and is also the author of Managing Discipline in Schools.

    'This is not a book that Chris Woodhead will read.' - The Teacher

    '... so well written that the reader is left wanting more ... an invaluable, lucid and comprehensive guide to the key issues for teachers,' - The Teacher

    '... offers a clear overview of recent government policy and the bewildering number of initiatives that shape current thinking about the professional development of teachers ... to gain a fuller understanding of the theories that inform goverment policy, this book would be illuminating.' - Gill Murray, Escalate