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Professional Development in Science Teacher Education : Local Insight with Lessons for the Global Community - Pamela Fraser-Abder

Professional Development in Science Teacher Education

Local Insight with Lessons for the Global Community

By: Pamela Fraser-Abder (Editor)


Published: 24th May 2002
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This book explores global issues in the professional development of science teachers, and considers classroom applications of teacher training with a comparative lens. The twelve studies collected in this volume span five continents and vastly differing models of teacher education. Carefully detailing the social and cultural contexts for the teaching of science, this is a guidebook for anyone concerned with equity and reform in professional development.

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Starting Points for Transformation: Resources to Craft a Philosophy to Guide Professional Development in Elementary Sciencep. 1
Contextualizing Professional Development in Large Multicultural, Multilingual Urban American Communitiesp. 21
Professional Development in Japan and China: Issues and Challengesp. 38
Professional Development for Teachers of Science: The Canadian Experiencep. 56
Changing Traditions of Science Teacher Professional Development in the Philippinesp. 70
Science Teacher Education in Trinidad and Tobago: Challenges and Possibilitiesp. 88
Theory and Practice in Science Teacher Education: The German Experiencep. 100
Science Teacher Education in Kenya and Cultural Extinction: How Can the Past Serve as a Link to the Future?p. 115
Culturally and Politically Based Education: A Story of Latin American Science Education Developmentp. 138
The Role of Onservice Professional Development of Science Teachers in Large-Scale Changes in Teaching Practice: A Look at Britain and Indonesiap. 158
Managing Teacher Development: The Changing Role of the Head of Department in Englandp. 172
Key Issues and Contextual Factors in Professional Development of Preservice Science Teachers: Perspectives from Israel, Greece, Italy, and the United Statesp. 187
Author Indexp. 210
Subject Indexp. 214
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ISBN: 9780815339120
ISBN-10: 0815339127
Series: Reference Books in International Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 24th May 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1