Teacher Reforms Around the World: Implementations and Outcomes Vol: 19


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781781906538
Published:
04 Apr 2013
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
250 pages - 152 x 229 x 32mm
Series:
International Perspectives on Education and Society

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During the past decade, many countries have implemented a large-scale reform to improve teacher quality. These reforms have targeted a range of teacher policies including those on recruitment into teaching, pre-service teacher education, certification, hiring and placement, induction and professional development, teacher evaluation, career structure, and compensation. The current global focus on improving teacher quality provides a unique opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of teacher reforms around the world. Previous books on teacher reforms and policies tended to focus on descriptions of teacher policies and their backgrounds, and we have limited knowledge about how these policies were implemented and how they impacted teachers. This edited book fills this knowledge gap by focusing on implementations and outcomes of teacher reforms. The chapters are based on empirical studies that evaluated the implementations and outcomes of major teacher reforms in the countries from various parts of the world: North and South America, Asia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The concluding chapter discusses the lessons learned from these empirical studies and provides recommendations for policymakers around the world who are attempting to improve teacher quality and student learning through teacher reforms.
Acknowledgments. Foreword. Conclusion: Learning from Teacher Reforms in Global Context. About the Authors. Bologna Process and Initial Teacher Education Reform in France. Teacher Certification Examinations in Georgia: Outcomes and Policy Implications. Teacher Labor Force and Teacher Education in India: An Analysis of a Recent Policy Change and its Potential Implications. Teacher Training and Deployment in Malawi. Achieving EFA by 2015: Lessons from BRAC's Para-Professional Teacher Model in Afghanistan. Teacher License Renewal Policy in Japan. Teacher Evaluation Policy Development in South Korea. Teacher Evaluation Policies in the United States: Implementation and Impact on Constructivist Instruction. The Impact of Mexico’s Carrera Magisterial. Reforming Career Paths for Australian Teachers. Teacher Reforms Around the World: Implementations and Outcomes. International Perspectives on Education and Society. International Perspectives on Education and Society. Copyright page. List of Contributors. Dedication. Introduction: Teacher Reforms from Comparative Policy Perspective.

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