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Continuing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Schools


reviewed by Robert V. Bullough, Jr. — 1999

coverTitle: Continuing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Schools
Author(s): Anna Craft
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 041523770X, Pages: 210, Year: 2001
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Based on an Open University postgraduate module written by Rob Bollington and Anna Craft, Continuing Professional Development is just what the subtitle claims, a "Practical Guide"—a workbook written for teachers and providers of in-service teacher education. The book is divided into three parts, "Theories of teacher and school development," "Evaluating professional development," and "Planning future professional develop­ment." As the titles and their sequence suggest, a central aim of the book is to assist teachers to think systematically about their past professional develop­ment in order to achieve more effective future development. To accomplish this and additional aims, teachers are instructed to ask their students to engage in twenty-eight "tasks," beginning with compiling, and then analyzing a "record of recent substantial professional development . . . [they] have undertaken, whether as a provider or as a participant" (p. 9). Next, students should be asked to read a text "based on a list of 'megatrends' in education written by Naisbitt and Aburdene . . . [who] provide a challeng­ing agenda for... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 101 Number 1, 1999, p. 143-145
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10693, Date Accessed: 12/18/2014 1:20:33 PM

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