Redefining what it means to be a teacher through professional standards: implications for continuing teacher education

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Author: Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine


This article connects with an international debate around the place of professional standards in educational policy targeted at enhancing teacher quality, with associated implications for continuing teacher education. Scotland provides a fertile context for discussion, having developed sets of professional standards in response to a recent national review of career-long teacher education. That review called for a reprofessionalisation of the teaching profession and the revision of the standards was an element of this process. Scotland is utilised as a lens through which one country's...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Quality; Management; Providers of education and training; Workforce development; Career development

Keywords: Benchmarking; Leadership; Practitioners; Continuous improvement; Professional development

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Scotland; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 110-126

ISSN: 0261-9768, 1469-5928 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 128.437

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