4th Edition

Professional Attributes and Practice
Meeting the QTS Standards

ISBN 9780415447256
Published December 17, 2007 by David Fulton Publishers
232 Pages

USD $38.95

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Book Description

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).

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

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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.


'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