International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers

Synopsis

Christopher Day and Judyth Sachs have done a remarkable job of pulling together an outstanding collection of essays on professional development that reflect its stunning diversity in different regions around the world. They have done for readers what no one else has accomplished in nearly a quarter century: Combine in a single volume a clear and concise description of professional development's past, present, and projected future internationally.
Thomas R. Guskey, University of Kentucky.

"an engaging text through out and can be dipped in to or read from beginning to end... The editors and authors of this book have done a great service to teachers and professional development educators worldwide" Journal of Inservice Education

This Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years.

It provides a unique collection of regional writing from key professionals in different regions of the world, featuring:

  • A review of current CPD literature
  • Discussion of the politics, policies and purposes of CPD
  • Case studies from Europe, USA, Australia, Asia, Africa and South America
  • A synthesis of research and future research possibilities
The book comprises a fascinating mix of conceptual framing, accounts of purposes and practices, case studies and analyses of best practice from a range of highly regarded writers in the field. It is an indispensable source book for policy makers and teachers at all levels of the education systems.

Contributors : Beatrice Avalos, Ray Bolam, Pam Christie, Marion Dadds, Christopher Day, John Elliott, Susan Groundwater-Smith, Shirley Grundy, Ken Harley, Alma Harris, Geert Kelchtermans, Geoff Lindsay, Judith Warren Little, Agnes McMahon, Daniel Muijs, Alan Penny, Judith Robison, Judyth Sachs, Ciaran Sugrue, David Tripp

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Christopher Day
  • Judyth Sachs
  • Ray Bolam
  • Agnes McMahon
  • Ciaran Sugrue
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Maidenhead, England
Publication year:
  • 2004