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ERIC Number: EJ825930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Professional Development for Teachers: A World of Change
Collinson, Vivienne; Kozina, Ekaterina; Lin, Yu-Hao Kate; Ling, Lorraine; Matheson, Ian; Newcombe, Liz; Zogla, Irena
European Journal of Teacher Education, v32 n1 p3-19 Feb 2009
As the industrialised world shifted to an interdependent and global society, formal schooling was quickly recognised as a major factor in achieving a knowledge society of lifelong learners capable of transforming and revitalising organisations. Teachers were encouraged to engage in learning together to improve teaching and, by extension, improve learning for the children in their care. This article identifies three emerging trends intended to broaden teachers' learning and enhance their practices through continuous professional development: glocalisation, mentoring, and re-thinking teacher evaluation. The body of the article indicates how these three trends are unfolding in Australia, England, Latvia, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Taiwan, and the USA. However, teachers cannot bring about necessary changes without organisational and systemic change; namely, collaboration with governmental agencies and other institutions. The authors suggest that transforming schooling in the twenty-first century depends on education policies being supported by expanded teacher participation in education policy-making, more coherent governmental policies across agencies, and collaborative, differentiated models for career-long continuing professional development. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Ireland; Latvia; Taiwan; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United States