Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance Mind the Gap

Teacher Professional Learning in an Age of Compliance: Mind the Gap examines ways in which practice-based inquiry in educational settings, in a number of different countries and contexts, can transcend current ways of working and thinking such that authentic professional learning is the result. The...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Groundwater-Smith, Susan, Mockler, Nicole (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
Series:Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Current Problematics in Teacher Professional Learning
  • How Did We Get Here? Historical Perspectives on Inquiry-Based Professional Learning
  • Developing Courage
  • Mode 3 Knowledge: What It Is and Why We Need It
  • Inquiry as a Framework for Professional Learning: Interrupting the Dominant Discourse
  • Reclaiming Quality
  • What Is at Stake and What Is at Risk
  • Who Pays the Piper? Agendas, Priorities and Accountabilities
  • What Learning Community? A Knotty Problem
  • Case Study: The Higher Degree
  • The Coalition of Knowledge Building Schools
  • Closing the Gap: Conclusion