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

Abstract:

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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