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Boylan, Mark – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Internationally, there is increasing emphasis on teacher leadership of professional development. This provides opportunities for teachers to initiate and facilitate professional learning activities beyond their own schools. There is a need for theoretical tools to analyse their leadership activity and how to support it. Constructs from complexity…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Laura B.; Song, Huan; Miao, Pei – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
In an era of globalisation (Spring 2008), wellbeing no longer can be explored within one's own national borders, but necessitates cultivating shared international understandings to maintain healthy twenty-first-century classrooms. This literature review across Chinese and English international publications contends that understanding wellbeing…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Well Being, Professional Autonomy, Collegiality
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Snyder, Patricia; Hemmeter, Mary Louise; McLean, Mary; Sandall, Susan; McLaughlin, Tara; Algina, James – Exceptional Children, 2018
We conducted a randomized controlled potential efficacy trial to examine effects of two variants of the Tools for Teachers (TfT) professional development (PD) intervention on preschool teachers' implementation of embedded instruction practices and children's developmental and learning outcomes. Thirty-six preschool teachers recruited from three…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
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Schwartz, Beth M.; Gregg, Virginia R.; McKee, Mark – Teaching of Psychology, 2018
Providing career preparation for our students continues to be a focus for faculty, departments, and institutions. Professional development is most effective when accessible to students in a number of ways. This article presents how career preparation can be incorporated in advising, through programming and assessment in a career center, and in the…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Career Centers, Career Counseling
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Ingleby, Ewan – Professional Development in Education, 2018
This article explores the perceptions of professional development held by a selection of early years educators who have experience of working in statutory and private early years settings in the north of England. The research participants (n = 20) reflected on their experiences of professional development in early years. The research process is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Appova, Aina; Arbaugh, Fran – Professional Development in Education, 2018
In this study, we investigated teachers' motivation to learn following in the footsteps of emergent research efforts in the field. This qualitative study was grounded in the intersection of four research fields: policy, educational psychology, andragogy and professional development (PD). Findings indicate that teachers' dissatisfactions with their…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Teacher Motivation, Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers
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Spencer, Paul; Harrop, Susan; Thomas, Judith; Cain, Tim – Professional Development in Education, 2018
In a context in which local authority support has been largely removed from schools in England, this article examines the needs of early career teachers (ECTs) in English schools and colleges, the extent to which these needs are met through professional development activities and the nature of that professional development. Quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Beginning Teachers, Needs Assessment
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Boylan, Mark; Coldwell, Mike; Maxwell, Bronwen; Jordan, Julie – Professional Development in Education, 2018
One approach to designing, researching or evaluating professional learning experiences is to use models of learning processes. Here we analyse and critique five significant contemporary analytical models: three variations on path models, proposed by Guskey, by Desimone and by Clarke and Hollingsworth; a model using a systemic conceptualisation of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Learning Processes, Models, Path Analysis
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Subitha, G. V. – Professional Development in Education, 2018
Located within the context of Indian education reforms, this study is a critique of the current model of continuous professional development of teachers. The study, by reviewing national policy documents and research literature, argues that there is a need to re-conceptualize and re-define the current model of professional development of teachers.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Educational Policy
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Aas, Marit; Blom, Thomas – Professional Development in Education, 2018
In this paper, we investigate a new national collaborative Benchlearning program for principals in Norway and Sweden. Four process leaders have been running the program. The aim is to give the participants the knowledge to develop a leadership practice and school environment that are more innovative. The program includes theoretical inputs,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Administrator Education, Principals, Foreign Countries
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Shaw, Julia T. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2018
An integral part of a teacher learning continuum ranging from preservice education to professional development for experienced educators, new teacher induction holds particular potential to effect change in urban education. Accordingly, this article offers recommendations for induction-related policy and programming capable of supporting beginning…
Descriptors: Music Education, Urban Education, Preservice Teachers, Beginning Teachers
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Drewes, Andrea; Henderson, Joseph; Mouza, Chrystalla – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing society, and climate change educational models are emerging in response. This study investigates the implementation and enactment of a climate change professional development (PD) model for science educators and its impact on student learning. Using an intrinsic case study methodology,…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Climate, Science Teachers, Case Studies
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Rabidoux, Salena; Rottmann, Amy – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Flipped classrooms are often utilized in PK-12 classrooms; however, there is also a growing trend of flipped classrooms in higher education. This paper presents the benefits and limitations of implementing flipped classrooms in higher education as well as resources for integrating a flipped classroom design to instruction. The various technology…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Educational Benefits
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McPhail, Graham – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper considers curriculum integration in the secondary school context and investigates the claims made that it can enhance learning outcomes for students. I argue that curriculum integration should be utilized not as a main means of curricular delivery but as a supplementary opportunity to put disciplinary knowledge to use in certain,…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Case Studies, National Competency Tests
Merz, Sandy – Educational Leadership, 2018
With the National Alliance for Mental Illness estimating that 20 percent of 13-18 year-olds live with a mental health condition, it is essential for teachers to know their legal and ethical obligations in assisting their students and creating a welcoming environment for them to thrive. Merz, a middle school teacher for 30 years, discusses what…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Mental Disorders, Teacher Role, Legal Responsibility
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