Practitioner Research and Professional Development in Education
- Anne Campbell - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
- Olwen McNamara - University of Manchester, UK
- Peter Gilroy - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
The authors suggest activities and give support for teaching, and evaluation of teaching, by using actual examples of teacher research into professional issues. They also aim to encourage teachers' narrative writing and autobiographical approaches to researching their professional lives. There is a specific focus on processes of professional development, which connects with current needs, demands and challenges of the `modernized' profession. This book will support those involved in appraisal activity, performance management and threshold application.
This book is for schoolteachers and others involved with professional training across all age phases, and for those who support teachers' professional development: university tutors, consultants and senior staff in LEAs. It is also suitable for police and nurse trainers, further education tutors and advisory teachers.
A useful book for research design, especially the data analysis and report writing chapters.
Very good introduction to the m,ain issues and discussions within the field of practitioner research and professionel development.