Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World
ISBN: 1119369606
EAN13: 9781119369608
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Discover how high-performing systems shape teaching quality around the world Producing highly skilled and committed teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or the aggregation of heroic individuals who succeed against the odds. In high-performing countries, the opportunities for teachers to learn sophisticated practices and continue to improve are embedded systemically in education policies and practices. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done--how a number of forward-thinking educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities. . . and how the results are manifested in practice. Spanning three continents and five countries, Empowered Educators examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Renowned education expert Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers, shedding unprecedented light on areas such as teacher recruitment, preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, career and leadership development, and more. Find out how quality teaching is developed and conducted across the globe Discover a common set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of teachers and school leaders See how high-performing countries successfully recruit and train educators Understand why the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools is beneficial A fascinating read for researchers, policymakers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and leaders, and anyone with an interest in education, this book offers a rare glimpse into the systems that are shaping quality teaching around the world.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover DISCOVER HOW HIGH-PERFORMING SYSTEMS SHAPE TEACHING QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD Empowered Educators is the first volume in a series by celebrated educator Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of distinguished scholars. Across four continents and five countries, they examine seven jurisdictions that developed comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore, Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. This book describes how these countries have carefully developed, planned, and implemented teaching and learning systems , as well as detailing the lessons that may be learned from these diverse systems. These countries have demonstrated considerable success on international indicators of educational quality that emphasize the kinds of higher-order skills needed in contemporary societies. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done. The authors show how seven international educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities--and how the results of these policies are brought to life in the classroom.