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Professional Development: Perspectives, Strategies and Practices
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Editors: Yael Bashevis and Yaniv Weidenseld
Book Description:
Professional development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement and encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. In this book, the authors examine the perspectives, strategies and practices of professional development. Topics discussed include pedagogical content knowledge and action-research; team-training approaches to professional development; teacher's perceptions of teaching at different stages of their professional development; teacher dilemmas in the new curriculum reform in China; developing reflective thinking through field research; increasing teacher engagement in professional development activities; instructional coaching as an effective structure for job embedded professional development; and improving program quality in urban child care centers. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-x

Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Action-Research: A Shared Strategy for Professional Development
(Bartolomé Vázquez-Bernal, Roque Jiménez-Pérez, Vicente Mellado, Dept. of Science Education and Philosophy, Faculty of Education, University of Huelva, Spain, and others)pp. 1-36

A Team-Training Approach to Professional Development: Perceptions and Practices of In-Service Teachers of ELLs in Two Urban High Schools
(Guofang Li, Jackie Sweeney, Maria Selena Protacio, Kaliamma Ponnan, Michigan State University, USA, and others)pp. 37-56

Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching as a Profession at Different Stages of Teachers' Professional Development
(Ditza Maskit, Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel)pp. 57-78

Case Study of a Teachers' Training Program – Developing Reflective Thinking through Field Research
(Aviva Klieger, Nesya Chazan, Beit Berl College, Israel)pp. 79-98

When the Teacher Becomes the Student: Increasing Teacher Engagement in Professional Development Activities
(Noreen Leahy, Bruce Torff, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA)pp. 99-116

Side-by-Side: Leveraging Resources and Relationships at One Rural University
(Michele Pinard, Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA)pp. 117-132

Instructional Coaching: Teaching the Teachers
(Laura F. Main, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, USA)pp. 133-146

Teacher Professional Development in the Context of International Cooperation: Opportunities and Challenges
(Patrícia Albergaria Almeida, Mariana Martinho, Betina Lopes, Research Centre for Didactics and Technology in Teacher Education (CIDTFF), Department of Education, University of Aveiro, Portugal)pp. 147-164

Improving Program Quality in Urban Child Care Centers
(Regena F. Nelson, Early Childhood Education, Western Michigan University, Department of Teaching, Learning & Educational Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA)pp. 165-178

Index pp. 179-188

      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
      Professions - Training, Education and Demographics
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013- January
   Pages: 198, 7 x 10 (NBC - R)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-776-7
   Status: AV
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