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Professional Attributes and Practice

Meeting the QTS Standards, 4th Edition

By Mike Cole

Edited by Mike Cole

David Fulton Publishers

232 pages

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Drawing on the success of the first, second and third editions of Professional Values and Practice for Teachers and Student Teachers, this fully updated, comprehensive and accessible fourth edition provides practical advice to help student teachers and teachers prepare for their professional life.

This new edition contains completely new chapters in response to the changing Standards and an updated chapter by the editor, Mike Cole, entitled Education and Equality: some conceptual and practical issues, which takes into account the major changes in equalities legislation. This will enable readers to situate the topics discussed in the rest of the book, which deal with the DfES Professional Attributes Standards needed to meet the 2007 Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


'Very useful resource for student teachers who are getting to grips with the complexity of professional values and practice standards … it introduces beginning teachers to equality issues … as well as to the process of critical reflection.' - JET Magazine, May 2006

Table of Contents

Introduction: Education and Equality: some conceptual and practical issues 1. High expectations, achieving potential and establishing relationships 2. Demonstrating positive values 3. Professional duties, policies and practices 4. Communicating effectively 5. Development, well-being and attainment 6. Working with colleagues 7. Reflection and professional development 8. Innovation and Improvement 9. Coaching and mentoring 10. Teaching, learning and behaviour strategies

About the Author/Editor

Mike Cole is Research Professor in Education and Equality and Head of Research at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln. He is the editor of the three previous editions of this work, each entitled Professional Values and Practice, and has published extensively in scholarly journals and in the national press.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Classroom Management
EDUCATION / Professional Development