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Democratic Teacher Education Reforms In Namibia (Paperback): Ken Zeichner Democratic Teacher Education Reforms In Namibia (Paperback)
Ken Zeichner
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses various aspects of postindependence teacher education reforms in Namibia from the perspectives of different actors in the reform process: student teachers, teachers, teacher educators, ministry of education personnel, and external consultants.

Democratic Teacher Education Reforms In Namibia (Hardcover): Ken Zeichner Democratic Teacher Education Reforms In Namibia (Hardcover)
Ken Zeichner
R2,935 Discovery Miles 29 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An analysis of teacher education reforms in Namibia in the post-independence era, from the perspective of government personnel, teacher educators, and teachers themselves. This book examines post-independence teacher education reforms in the southern African country of Namibia from the perspective of various actors in the reform process: Ministry

Empowered Educators - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World (Paperback): Linda Darling-Hammond,... Empowered Educators - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World (Paperback)
Linda Darling-Hammond, Dion Burns, Carol Campbell, A.Lin Goodwin, Karen Hammerness, …
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discover how high-performing systems shape teaching quality around the world Producing highly skilled and committed teachers is not the work of a single innovative school or the aggregation of heroic individuals who succeed against the odds. In high-performing countries, the opportunities for teachers to learn sophisticated practices and continue to improve are embedded systemically in education policies and practices. Empowered Educators describes how this seemingly magical work is done how a number of forward-thinking educational systems create a coherent set of policies designed to ensure quality teaching in all communities...and how the results are manifested in practice. Spanning three continents and five countries, Empowered Educators examines seven jurisdictions that have worked to develop comprehensive teaching policy systems: Singapore and Finland, the states of New South Wales and Victoria in Australia, the provinces of Alberta and Ontario in Canada, and the province of Shanghai in China. Renowned education expert Linda Darling-Hammond and a team of esteemed scholars offer lessons learned in a number of areas that shape the teaching force and the work of teachers, shedding unprecedented light on areas such as teacher recruitment, preparation, induction and mentoring, professional learning, career and leadership development, and more. * Find out how quality teaching is developed and conducted across the globe * Discover a common set of strategies for developing, supporting, and sustaining the ongoing learning and development of teachers and school leaders * See how high-performing countries successfully recruit and train educators * Understand why the sharing of expertise among teachers and administrators within and across schools is beneficial A fascinating read for researchers, policymakers, administrators, teacher educators, pre-service teachers and leaders, and anyone with an interest in education, this book offers a rare glimpse into the systems that are shaping quality teaching around the world.

Empowered Educators in Canada - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality (Paperback): Carol Campbell, Ken Zeichner,... Empowered Educators in Canada - How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality (Paperback)
Carol Campbell, Ken Zeichner, Ann Lieberman, Pamela Osmond-Johnson
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

BEST PRACTICES FROM CANADA'S HIGH-PERFORMING SCHOOL SYSTEMS Empowered Educators in Canada is one volume in a series that explores how high-performing educational systems from around the world achieve strong results. The anchor book, Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality Around the World, is written by Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues, with contributions from the authors of this volume. Empowered Educators in Canada details the core commonalities that exist across Canada with special emphasis on the localized nature of the systems a hallmark of Canadian education. Canada boasts a highly educated population, and the provinces/territories truly value education as evidenced by the significant proportion of public funds allocated to schooling. Operated by the provinces and territories, participation in kindergarten, primary, and secondary education is close to 100% across the nation. In addition to offering traditional academics, secondary education includes opportunities for students to attend technical and vocational programs. To demonstrate exemplary education systems, the authors examine two top-performing jurisdictions, Alberta and Ontario, which have developed strong supports for teacher development. Canadian teachers are highly qualified, and salary scales in all jurisdictions are typically based on a teacher's level of education and years of experience. While Canada has enjoyed much educational success, the education of First Nations students has historically been one of the country's more controversial and contentious issues. Overall, Canada is a country that is proud of its education system and places a high value on and participation in publicly funded education.

Democratic Teacher Education Reforms in Namibia (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Lars Dahlstrom, Ken Zeichner Democratic Teacher Education Reforms in Namibia (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Lars Dahlstrom, Ken Zeichner
R1,460 R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Save R365 (25%) Out of stock

An analysis of teacher education reforms in Namibia in the post-independence era, from the perspective of government personnel, teacher educators, and teachers themselves.. This book examines post-independence teacher education reforms in the southern African country of Namibia from the perspective of various actors in the reform process: Ministry of Education personnel, teacher educators, teachers, school administrators, student teachers, and external consultants. These reforms are based on creating broad participation in defining and developing the reforms in relation to the goals of providing greater access, equity, quality and democracy in schooling. Action research and critical practitioner inquiry have played a major role in the realization of democratic participation in the reform process. Both the successes and the tensions associated with these reforms are analyzed. Namibia, a country of one and one-half million people in southern Africa, achieved independence from South Africa in 1990. At independence, the new SWAPO government sought to transform the countrys educational system from one that educated elites to one that provided a high quality basic education of at least ten years for all Namibians. A central aspect of these educational reform efforts has been the reform of teacher education for basic education and the professional development of teacher educators.This book examines post-independence teacher education reforms in Namibia from the perspectives of different actors in the reform process: Ministry of Education personnel, teacher educators, teachers, school administrators, student teachers, and external consultants. Consistent with the current focus on building internal capacity within Namibia to sustain the reforms and on creating Namibian knowledge about education, sixteen of the books nineteen chapters are authored by Namibians.The educational reforms in Namibia are based on four central goals of promoting greater access, equity, democracy, and quality. They seek to replace the former autocratic knowledge transmission system with one that is more leaner-centered, community-responsive, and focused on knowledge construction. Unlike many other educational reforms in African countries that have limited teachers and teacher educators to marginal roles as implementors of ideas and practices formulated away from the classroom, the Namibian reforms call for broad participation in defining and developing the reforms in ways that are consistent with the four general goals.

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