The development of accomplished teaching

McMahon, M. A. , Forde, C. and Murray, R. (2017) The development of accomplished teaching. In: Peters, M., Cowie, B. and Menter, I. (eds.) A Companion to Research in Teacher Education. Springer Nature: Singapore, pp. 87-100. ISBN 9789811040733 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-4075-7_6)

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In efforts to raise pupil attainment, the question of teacher quality has become a key policy concern (Schleicher 2011). This chapter uses Scottish education as a case study to consider issues related professional learning and the development of accomplished teaching. Policy on teacher professional development in Scotland since 1997 is examined, particularly the Chartered Teacher Scheme, to highlight some of the issues in developing and sustaining high level teaching over a teaching career. The chapter then considers the concept of expertise and explores how such ideas can inform models of professional learning for teachers.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forde, Prof Christine and McMahon, Professor Margery
Authors: McMahon, M. A., Forde, C., and Murray, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Professional Learning and Leadership
Publisher:Springer Nature
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