Christopher Day (co-ordinating author) is Professor of Education in the Teacher and Leadership Research Centre, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Co-ordinating Director of the VITAE project, a Board Member of the International Council for the Education of Teachers (ICET) and Adjunct Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recent publications include: Developing Teachers and Teaching: the Challenges of Lifelong Learning (1999), Falmer; International Handbook of CPD (Editor with J. Sachs, 2004); A Passion for Teaching (2004) Routledge; and Successful School Principalship: International Perspectives (2007). He is editor of Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, coeditor of the Educational Action Research International Journal and a member of the Advisory Board for a number of international journals.
Pam Sammons is Professor in Education in the Teacher and Leadership Research Centre, School of Education at the University of Nottingham. She is Codirector of the VITAE project (DfES funded). Pam joined the School of Education in 2004; previously she was a Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London and Co-ordinating Director of the International School Effectiveness and Improvement Centre (1999–2004). Pam has led many research studies involving both primary and secondary schools; she also has interests in the evaluation of policy initiatives. Publications include: School Effectiveness: Coming of Age in the twenty-first Century (1999), Swets & Zeitlinger; Improvement through Inspection: an Evaluation of the Impact of Ofsted's Work (with Matthews, London Ofsted/Institute of Education. HMI 2244, 2004); England: a Country Report (in Hans Dobert, Eckhard Klieme and Wendeline Sroka (eds) Conditions of School
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Publication information: Book title: Teachers Matter: Connecting Work, Lives and Effectiveness. Contributors: Christopher Day - Author, Pam Sammons - Author, Gordon Stobart - Author, Alison Kington - Author, Qing Gu - Author. Publisher: Open University Press. Place of publication: Maidenhead, England. Publication year: 2007. Page number: xvi.
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