Case Studies of Teacher Development: An In-Depth Look at How Thinking about Pedagogy Develops over Time

Synopsis

This book represents the results of a 15-year longitudinal study based on in-depth case studies of the development of four teachers' pedagogical thinking. These studies illustrate how teachers' thinking-about children's behavior, development, learning, and teaching-develops over time, based on their personal and professional life experiences. It is an especially significant book because understanding how pedagogical thought develops over time and how these ideas are put into action in classrooms can be used to improve teacher education, teacher induction, and teacher retention programs. At a time when teacher induction and teacher retention are critically important, this book will help teacher educators, school and district leaders, and policymakers understand better how to retain novice and experienced teachers by supporting their professional growth and development.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Barbara Levin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Mahwah, NJ
Publication year:
  • 2003