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Teacher Professionalism in Further and Higher Education : Challenges to Culture and Practice - Jocelyn Robson

Teacher Professionalism in Further and Higher Education

Challenges to Culture and Practice

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Published: 22nd December 2005
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It is very rarely that teachers from both further and higher education are considered together. This book explores the differences and contrasts that exist across and within both groups.
Focusing on aspects of teachers' professionalism, this book considers what "professionalism" may mean and ways in which "profession" has been studied. It goes on to consider:
professional standards, training and qualifications for FE and HE teachers
the nature of their knowledge, work and practices
professional identities and communities
opportunities and strategies for professional development and renewal
key debates in the literature and the most significant policy developments
underlying prejudices and the unwitting perpetuation of confusions and inequalities in teaching in FE and HE
the main challenges currently facing the profession
The shape and nature of professional standards for FE and HE teachers are changing constantly. This book provides an up to date account of developments and brings together arguments and debates about both groups of teachers in an attempt to challenge some strongly held beliefs. Student teachers, teacher trainers, practitioners, academics and policy makers within the field of post-compulsory education and training will find it valuable reading

'Given the blurring of boundaries in England between further and higher education, Jocelyn Robson's recent book on teacher professionalism in FE and HE is a welcome contribution to the literature on what it means to be professional and how the nature of working in these post-compulsory sectors has created a series of challenges.' - Higher Education Review

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Meanings of professionalismp. 7
Standards, training and qualificationsp. 25
Teachers' workp. 45
Teachers' communities and identitiesp. 65
Continuing development for teachersp. 83
Encountering the futurep. 106
Glossaryp. 127
Bibliographyp. 131
Indexp. 144
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ISBN: 9780415331661
ISBN-10: 0415331668
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 159
Published: 22nd December 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1