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Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 10e

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, 10e establishes a solid math foundation for future teachers. Thoroughly revised with a clean, engaging design, the new 10th Edition of Musser, Peterson, and Burgers best-selling textbook focuses on one primary goal: helping students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts so they can teach with knowledge and confidence. The components in […]

Assessment for Learning: Putting it into Practice

“This is a surprising and welcome book… a heartening read that shows the power of assessment for learning and the potential for academics and teachers jointly to put into practice ideas that can improve classroom learning and teaching.” The starting point of this book was the realisation that research studies worldwide provide hard evidence that […]

Becoming an Evidence-based Practitioner

The world of teacher research is rapidly changing following the introduction of Best Practice Research Scholarships. This was announced by the DfEE as part of a new Professional Development Plan in which teachers are to be allocated up to £3000 to do their own research (non-award bearing) with the support of an HE mentor. The […]

Developing and Validating Rapid Assessment Instruments

Despite increases in their application and improvements in their structure, there is a paucity of reliable and valid scales compared to the complex range of problems that social workers and other health professionals confront daily. They need to be able to design rapid assessment instruments (RAIs) to fit their specific situations, and with this step-by-step […]

Becoming a Subject: Reflections in Phislosophy and Psychoanalisys

Marcia Cavell draws on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the sciences of the mind in a fascinating and original investigation of human subjectivity. A “subject” is a creature, we may say, who recognizes herself as an “I”, taking in the world from her own subjective perspective; who is an agent, doing things for reasons, sometimes self-reflective, and […]

Becoming a Teacher: Issue in Secondary Teaching

“This book will give the next generation of teachers the best possible kick-start to their career available. There is a critical examination of theory and practice in all of those key areas which have occupied educationalists. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to trainee teachers considering a career in secondary schools or […]

Conceptualising Reflection in Teacher Development

Reflection has become widely recognized as a crucial element in the professional growth of teachers. Terms such as “reflective teaching” “enquiry-orientated teacher education”, “teachers as researchers” and “reflective practitioner” have become quite prolific in discussions of classroom practice and professional development. It is frequently presumed that reflection is an intrinsically good and desirable aspect of […]

Becoming a Teacher: An Inquiring Dialogue for the Beginning Teacher

What is an effective school and what is an effective teacher? These are vitally important questions for the beginner teacher; questions which are answered in this book through conversational dialogues between a principal, a pre-service teacher and experienced teachers. [irp] The book draws on the mass of existing research and professional literature to provide a […]

The Purposes, Practices, and Profesionalism of Teacher Reflectivity

Very little information about the impact of reflection on teacher performance, teacher retention, and student learning is available in teacher preparation programs. This book provides practical and research-based chapters that offer greater clarity about the particular kinds of reflection that matter and avoids talking about teacher reflection generically, which implies that all kinds of reflection […]