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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Introduction: learning about teacher learning: reflections of a science educator / John Wallace --
1. Changing the balance of a science teacher's belief system / Garry F. Hoban --
2. The challenges of attaining a transformative science education in urban high schools / Kenneth Tobin --
3. Leading by example within a collaborative staff / Stephen M. Ritchie and Donna L. Rigano --
4. Challenges to practice, constraints on change: managing innovation in a South African township science classroom / Jonathan Clark --
5. The experience and challenges of teacher leadership in learning technology reform for science education: a tale of TESSI / Jolie Mayer-Smith --
6. Enhancing science teachers' pedagogical content knowledge through collegial interaction / Jan van Driel and Douwe Beijaard --
7. Building a community of science learners through legitimate collegial participation / Marilyn Fleer and Tim Grace --
8. Community-based science education leadership enacted in a Filipino barangay / Sharon E. Nichols and Deborah J. Tippins --
9. Professional development and science curriculum implementation: a perspective for leadership / Rodger W. Bybee, James B. Short, Nancy M. Landes and Janet C. Powell --
10. Developing leadership in science teacher trainees for upper secondary schools: orientations and examples / Cecile Vander Borght --
11. Systemic teacher development to enhance the use of argumentation in school science activities / Shirley Simon, Jonathan Osborne and Sibel Erduran --
12. Building and sustaining communities of practice beyond the fold: nurturing agency and action / Erminia Pedretti, Larry Bencze, Derek Hodson, Isha Decoito and Maurice Di Giuseppe --
13. Conclusion: leading with a focus on science teaching and learning / J. John Loughran.
Responsibility: edited by John Wallace and John Loughran.

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