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Title Taking a fresh look at education : framing professional learning in education through self-study / edited by Mary C. Dalmau (Victoria University, Australia), Hafdís Guŏjónsdóttir (University of Iceland, Iceland) and Deborah Tidwell (University of Northern Iowa, USA)
Published Rotterdam : Sense Publishers, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 193 pages) : illustrations
Series Professional learning ; Volume 21
Professional learning (Sense Publishers) ; v. 21
Summary Taking a Fresh Look at Education: Framing Professional Learning in Education through Self-Study examines the use of self-study in professional learning through justice in education, collaboration, teacher education, and the concept of a Professional Working Theory. Justice in education includes research on pedagogy in inclusive practices, on social justice issues within a doctoral program through the lens of critical race theory, and on indigenous epistemologies and experiences. Collaboration can be seen across several chapters as an integral part of teacher education, and is discussed specifically in chapters addressing research on praxis inquiry within Active Group Practice (a collaborative dynamic) - and on collaboration as a critical aspect of self-study research by teachers addressing efficacy of practice for students with significant disabilities. Included in the discussion on teacher education is research on the beliefs and practices of mid- and later-career literacy/English teacher educators. Professional Working Theory (PWT) addresses the critical aspects of teacher knowledge, experience, and ethics. Specifically, this book includes research on examining the process involved in developing a PWT, on the development of teacher identity of preservice teachers through their engagement in creating PWTs, and on the process of and reflections on developing PWTs with teacher educators and U.A.E. and U.S.A. graduate students within the context of literacy and special education. This book brings to the fore the work of Mary C. Dalmau as a teacher educator whose career embodies the values of inclusion across educational settings, the empowerment of teachers, and the importance of ethics in educational decision making
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Teacher educators.
Teachers -- Training of.
Form Electronic book
Author Dalmau, Mary C., 1940-2016.
Guŏjónsdóttir, Hafdís.
Tidwell, Deborah L.
ISBN 9463008691 (electronic bk.)
9789463008693 (electronic bk.)