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Doherty, Iain – Online Submission, 2011
Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Hamre, Bridget K. – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background: Theory, methods, and knowledge gained from years of study in psychological science and human development apply to the understanding and improvement of teacher quality and, ultimately, student achievement and social and emotional outcomes. With these applications, educational research has stronger potential to make more effective and…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Academic Achievement
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Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
Publications by teachers reporting results or case studies of school-based teacher inquiry activities benchmark their professional development by indicating they have a "stance of inquiry". Such papers also disseminate valuable knowledge to the education community for sharing. Essay or case writing has always been a part of school-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Writing for Publication, Teacher Researchers
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Mockler, Nicole – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2011
Drawing on previous research that focused upon the formation and mediation of teacher professional identity, this paper develops a model for conceptualising teacher professional identity. Increasingly, technical-rational understandings of teachers' work and "role" are privileged in policy and public discourse over more nuanced and holistic…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Professional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity