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Leadership and professional development in science education : new possibilities for enhancing teacher learning

Author: John Wallace; John Loughran
Publisher: London : RoutledgeFalmer, 2003.
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This work provides invaluable insights into the role of science teachers as learners and thinkers of change processes. The chapters explain and explore the relationship between professional development, teacher leadership and teacher learning.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wallace; John Loughran
ISBN: 9780203447864 0203447867 0415306779 9780415306775
OCLC Number: 515513686
Description: vi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction J. Wallace Section 1. Personal initiatives in teacher learning 2. What is the balance? Transcending the dichotomy between teacher-centred and student centred science teaching G. Hoban 3. Teaching science in urban high schools K. Tobin 4. Leading by example within a collaborative staff S. M. Ritchie & D. L. Rigano 5. Challenges to practice, constraints on change: Managing innovation in a South African township school J. Clark Section 2. Collegial initiatives in teacher learning 6. The experience and challenges of teacher leadership in learning technology reform for science education: A tale of TESSI J. Mayer-Smith 7. Enhancing science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge through collegial interaction J. van Driel & D. Beijaard 8. Building a community of science learners through legitimate collegial particpation M. Fleer & T. Grace 9. Redefining leadership: Creating a place for heart and mind in science education reform S. E. Nichols & D. J. Tippins Section 3 Systematic initiatives for teacher learning 10. Leadership, professional development and science teaching: a systematic perspective R.W. Bybee, J. C. Powell, James B. Short & N.M. Landes 11. Science and technology teacher education: Some benchmarks and examples of their implementation C. vanden Borght 12. Systematic teacher development to enhance the use of argumentation in school science activities S. Simon, J. Osborne & S. Erduran 13. Building and sustaining communities of practice beyond the fold: Nurturing agency and action E. Pedretti, L. Bencze & D. Hodson 14. Conclusion John Loughran
Responsibility: edited by John Wallace and John Loughran.
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