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Observing Primary Literacy (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margaret Perkins Observing Primary Literacy (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margaret Perkins
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Making sense of what a teacher observes in the classroom is vital to their development as a new teacher and a fundamental aspect of high-quality literacy teaching. By providing real-life case studies that analyse what underpins interactions between teachers and children, this book will help them understand literary learning processes and develop their own practice. Key features of this second edition include: A new chapter on teaching grammar, spelling and punctuation Links to the National Curriculum in England and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland Expanded discussion on teaching phonics Clear guidance on how to undertake assessment without levels.

Developing Research in Mathematics Education - Twenty Years of Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration in Europe... Developing Research in Mathematics Education - Twenty Years of Communication, Cooperation and Collaboration in Europe (Paperback)
Tommy Dreyfus, Michele Artigue, Despina Potari, Susanne Prediger, Kenneth Ruthven
R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Developing Research in Mathematics Education is the first book in the series New Perspectives on Research in Mathematics Education, to be produced in association with the prestigious European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. This inaugural volume sets out broad advances in research in mathematics education which have accumulated over the last 20 years through the sustained exchange of ideas and collaboration between researchers in the field. An impressive range of contributors provide specifically European and complementary global perspectives on major areas of research in the field on topics that include: the content domains of arithmetic, geometry, algebra, statistics, and probability; the mathematical processes of proving and modeling; teaching and learning at specific age levels from early years to university; teacher education, teaching and classroom practices; special aspects of teaching and learning mathematics such as creativity, affect, diversity, technology and history; theoretical perspectives and comparative approaches in mathematics education research. This book is a fascinating compendium of state-of-the-art knowledge for all mathematics education researchers, graduate students, teacher educators and curriculum developers worldwide.

Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education (Hardcover): Nick Mead Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education (Hardcover)
Nick Mead
R3,045 Discovery Miles 30 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education provides distinctive insights into potential strengths to develop trainee teachers' values within school-based training. Looking at the personal moral and political values of trainees as fundamental to strategic and critical professional knowledge, the book considers a key question about training contexts: to what extent is teacher education embedded in the purpose and rationale of the school so that trainees' values, and consequently their autonomy and identity, can flourish? The book is research focused and offers case studies that offer vicarious experiences which resonate with the professional needs and concerns of teacher educators. The book opens with a reflective narrative on the experience of a teacher educator in England. Further chapters explore international perspectives on values and professional knowledge in teacher education, applied theoretical principles for developing the relationship between trainee teachers' values and their professional knowledge, the impact of university and school-based training contexts on the development of values-based professional knowledge, and the challenge of a values-based professional knowledge to current teacher education practice. Values and Professional Knowledge in Teacher Education will be of great interest to academics and post-graduate students in the field of education, university and school-based teacher educators, trainee teachers, researchers, policymakers and school leaders.

Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Viv Ellis Learning and Teaching in Secondary Schools (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Viv Ellis
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Linked to the new Teachers' Standards, this is an essential text for all secondary trainees and PGCE students, training at an ITT institution or in a school. The text covers all fundamental issues for learning and teaching in secondary schools. It guides trainee teachers through the professional attributes, skills and knowledge they need, focusing on a range of key topics and summarising important educational research. It examines the curriculum, planning, assessing and SEN and explores EAL, equality and diversity and pastoral care. A chapter is included to help support students in their Masters level work at PGCE and throughout, interactive activities make essential links between theory and practice. In all chapters, practical examples demonstrates how all aspects relate to the classroom. About the Achieving QTS Series All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards adn consider the impact of key government initiatives. Viv Ellis is Professor of Head of Education at Brunel University in London, UK, and a Visiting Professor at Bergen University College in Norway.

Making an Impact on School Bullying - Interventions and Recommendations (Paperback): Peter K. Smith Making an Impact on School Bullying - Interventions and Recommendations (Paperback)
Peter K. Smith
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploring international and intercultural perspectives, Making an Impact on School Bullying presents a much-needed insight into the serious problem of bullying in schools. As the effect of bullying on victims can be devastating, and bystanders and even perpetrators are often also negatively affected by the experience, finding successful solutions to the problem of bullying is crucial for improving school life around the world. This invaluable book looks at a range of practical interventions that have addressed the problem of school bullying. Peter Smith presents a curated collection of seven examples of successful anti-bullying procedures from around the world - including the US, Europe and Asia - and an exploration of cyberbullying. Each chapter examines the context in which the interventions took place, how theoretical knowledge transferred into practice, and the impact and legacy of the work. Covering the most important and widely-used strategies to combat bullying, the book provides readers with a roadmap to developing practical and impactful interventions. Ideal reading for students and researchers of education and developmental psychology, Making an Impact on School Bullying is also useful for school counsellors and education authorities.

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Special Educational Needs and Disability (Paperback): Anita Devi Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Special Educational Needs and Disability (Paperback)
Anita Devi; Edited by Emma Hollis
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides you with the required knowledge and skills development around special educational needs and disability (SEND) as you progress through your early teaching career. Using an audit tool, the text builds on any previous training enabling you to ground and embed your practice for children and young people presenting with SEND. It recognises the increasing challenges you may face and distils the theoretical into usable techniques in the classroom. Critical but also practical, the text guides you through research-based concepts and reflective tasks central to understanding and supporting issues around SEND. The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers provide accessible, carefully researched, quick-reads for early career teachers, covering the key topics they will encounter during their training year and first two years of teaching. They complement and are fully in line with the new Early Career Framework and are intended to assist ongoing professional development by bringing together current information and thinking on each area in one convenient place. These books are suitable for both primary and secondary schools.

Better Behaviour - A Guide for Teachers (Paperback): Jarlath O'Brien Better Behaviour - A Guide for Teachers (Paperback)
Jarlath O'Brien
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How can better behaviour make you a better teacher? TES behaviour columnist and Executive Headteacher Jarlath O'Brien combines insights from psychological research and hard-won personal experiences into a practical and uplifting guide for teachers new and experienced. Avoiding gimmicks or magic bullets, Jarlath shows you how a perceptive approach built on empathy and understanding the children you teach can lead to a happy and healthy learning environment that allows you to become a more effective teacher. Looking at how your behaviour influences their behaviour, this book will challenge your thinking, increase your confidence, reduce your frustrations and empower you to improve the behaviour of the children you work with.

Immoral Education - The Assault on Teachers' Identities, Autonomy and Efficacy (Hardcover): Simon Gibbs Immoral Education - The Assault on Teachers' Identities, Autonomy and Efficacy (Hardcover)
Simon Gibbs
R3,168 Discovery Miles 31 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together for the first time a synthesis of philosophical and psychological material to examine the basis for the professional identity that teachers might believe in, and the effects of misunderstanding and mistreating these beliefs. By critically synthesising findings from a range of sources, the book provides a rationale that argues an essential ingredient of good education is the quality of teachers who have a reaffirmed sense of creativity, autonomy and agency. The book presents a role for educational psychology in informing educational and inclusive processes, filling a longstanding need for a text that delineates the way psychological phenomena underpin education. Beginning by considering notions of 'self' and 'identity', the book explores the relationship between our identity as defined by ourselves, but also as defined by others in the social and professional groups we may or may not be considered as being part of. It looks critically at how the erosion of the professional identity of teachers has affected education, and considers the morality of 'othering' 'others' and its damaging effect on teachers and young people. Gibbs reflects on the organisational structure and leadership of schools, the psychology of these institutions, and the barriers that need to be overcome in order to promote greater inclusivity within them. Offering a careful and insightful look at the psychology behind education and teaching, this is an essential read for teacher educators, researchers and academics in the field of education and will appeal to policy makers, teachers and educational psychologists.

Whiteness, Pedagogy, and Youth in America - Critical Whiteness Studies in the Classroom (Hardcover): Samuel Jaye Tanner Whiteness, Pedagogy, and Youth in America - Critical Whiteness Studies in the Classroom (Hardcover)
Samuel Jaye Tanner
R3,039 Discovery Miles 30 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book employs a narrative approach to recount and interpret the story of an innovative teaching and learning project about whiteness. By offering a first-hand description of a nationally-recognized, high school-based Youth Participatory Action Research project-The Whiteness Project-this book draws out the conflicts and complexities at the core of white students' racial identities. Critical of the essentializing frameworks traditionally given to address white privilege, this volume advances a distinctive and theoretically robust account of 'second-wave critical whiteness pedagogy'.

Understanding Students with Additional Needs as Learners (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Patrick Griffin, Kerry Woods Understanding Students with Additional Needs as Learners (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Patrick Griffin, Kerry Woods
R3,388 Discovery Miles 33 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book brings together a compendium of the collaborative research from eight PhD students and three researchers, addressing an existing problem for teachers of students with additional learning needs in mainstream classes. The purpose of this research is to describe the development of growth progressions in communication and literacy, interpersonal skills and understanding of emotions, learning skills, numeracy, movement, digital literacy, thinking and problem-solving skills among students with additional needs in the classroom, known as SWANS (Students with Additional Needs). The research has grown over a decade or more and this volume brings all that research together under a single cover in a way that has not been done before. It shows how work conducted at the same system and school level that led to the design of curriculum support for SWANS, drawing on the research to establish expected learning progressions, was linked to a mainstream curriculum. It also illustrates strategies and materials that could be used by mainstream teachers or special education teachers to make teaching SWANS practical and effective. The book offers new insights, and a ready to use volume of material for curriculum writers, student teachers, researchers, and special education teachers and administrators.

TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) Book + Online (Paperback): Luis A. Rosado TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental (164) Book + Online (Paperback)
Luis A. Rosado
R651 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R119 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Primary Professional Studies (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Alice Hansen Primary Professional Studies (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Alice Hansen
R1,739 R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Save R133 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Primary teacher training is challenging. Trainees must be prepared to consider teaching in innovative ways, while remaining focused on the unchanging requirements of children's learning. The fourth edition of this popular core book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS who need to take account of the diverse aspects of primary professional studies. This is a comprehensive, core text for the primary professional studies module. It begins with an exploration of the curriculum and reviews the current curriculum. The text moves on to look at 'The Developing Child' encouraging students to focus on child-centred teaching and learning and explores the needs and learning journeys of all children. The fourth edition includes new chapters on technology and learning, mindfulness in the classroom, reflective practice and completing research and writing assignments for primary teacher training.

Understanding British Values in Primary Schools - Policy and practice (Paperback): Joy Carroll, Colin Howard, Bridget Knight Understanding British Values in Primary Schools - Policy and practice (Paperback)
Joy Carroll, Colin Howard, Bridget Knight
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Schools must actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The Teachers' Standards make it clear that teachers themselves must do nothing to undermine these fundamental British Values. So how do schools and teachers provide educational experiences for primary aged children that explore and promote these values? This text provides trainees, teachers and schools with practice-based advice, informed by current practitioners, relating to the delivery of 'British Values'. The content covers many topical themes and provides a unique insight into delivering 'British Values' in schools. It supports educational professionals to understand their duties around the PREVENT agenda and goes further to explore why this is important. It helps trainees and teachers to see how these 'values' fit within the wider context of education and what we value as educators.

Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Paperback): Diane Sweeney, Leanna S Harris Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Paperback)
Diane Sweeney, Leanna S Harris
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The essential coaching moves that every coach needs to know Student-centered coaching is a highly-effective, evidence-based coaching model that shifts the focus from "fixing" teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. But what does this look like in practice? Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves shows you the day-to-day coaching moves that build powerful coaching relationships. This innovative book is the perfect companion to Diane Sweeney's Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level. Readers will find: Coaching moves that can be used before, during, and after lessons An abundance of field-tested tools and practices that can be put to immediate use Original video clips that depict and unpack key moves Richly detailed anecdotes from practicing coaches that provide multiple access points and strategies Written for coaches who work with teachers in all K-12 content areas, Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves will help coaches support teacher development, foster a culture of learning, and improve student achievement. "This book contains many hands-on techniques that can serve coaches well in working with teachers (and students). It addresses a lot of the common pitfalls that occur when learning to be a coach. The book serves as a great tool for experienced coaches as well as those just entering into the position." -Ann M. Lorey, Common Core Coach and Science Department Instructional Supervisor Palo Alto Unified School District, CA

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Assessment (Paperback): Emma Hollis Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Assessment (Paperback)
Emma Hollis; Alys Finch
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers provide accessible, carefully researched, quick-reads for early career teachers, covering the key topics they will encounter during their training year and first two years of teaching. This title on Assessment provides a range of practical but critically engaged strategies and approaches to assessment. It offers a brief history of the core ideas and educational philosophy underpinning these, looks at links to planning and reflection, examines the concept of progress over time as a mirror for quality teaching and learning, and explores the idea of pupil self-assessment. Most importantly it recognises that assessment can and should be at the heart of enabling and accelerating the progress of all learners. Clear, accessible and practical. An unmissable guide to classroom assessment. Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Stress Free Teaching - A Practical Guide to Tackling Stress in Teaching, Lecturing and Tutoring (Paperback): Russell Joseph Stress Free Teaching - A Practical Guide to Tackling Stress in Teaching, Lecturing and Tutoring (Paperback)
Russell Joseph
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether concerned about profit-related pay, research assessments, teaching assessment, problems with staffing levels or the constraints of a rigid curriculum, educators are having to come to terms with the fact that stress is a key element in their job. This practical guide seeks to combine the reassurance of self-help guidance with a strong core of professional reality to provide solutions that are effective and tailored to the specific demands of the educational sector. There are case studies from both the UK and abroad.

Managing Professional Development in Schools (Paperback, New): Sonia Blandford Managing Professional Development in Schools (Paperback, New)
Sonia Blandford
R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context.
For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice.
This book includes chapters on:
*managing professional development in a human resources context
*government policy
*initial teacher training
*the school development plan
*appraisal
*middle management
*leadership skills.
It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203021606

The Ingredients for Great Teaching (Hardcover): Pedro De Bruyckere The Ingredients for Great Teaching (Hardcover)
Pedro De Bruyckere
R1,590 Discovery Miles 15 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaching would be easy if there were clear recipes you could follow every time. The Ingredients for Great Teaching explains why this is impossible and why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. Instead of recipes, this book examines the basic ingredients of teaching and learning so you can use them wisely in your own classroom in order to become a better and more effective teacher. Taking an approach that is both evidence-based and practical, author Pedro de Bruyckere explores ten crucial aspects of teaching, the research behind them and why they work like they do, combined with everyday classroom examples describing both good and bad practice. Key topics include: Teacher subject knowledge Evaluation and feedback The importance of practice Metacognition Making students think This is essential reading for teachers everywhere.

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching - Designing and Using Simulated Encounters (Hardcover): Elizabeth A. Self, Barbara S. Stengel Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching - Designing and Using Simulated Encounters (Hardcover)
Elizabeth A. Self, Barbara S. Stengel
R1,377 Discovery Miles 13 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching introduces an innovative approach for using live-actor simulations to prepare preservice teachers for diverse classroom settings. Based on the SHIFT Project at Vanderbilt University, the book highlights the promise of these encounters to empower preservice teachers to become more culturally responsive. Despite widespread recognition of the need to educate novice teachers in the theory and practice of culturally responsive pedagogy, few teaching candidates have the opportunity to try out, reflect upon, and internalize these lessons prior to taking their first job. As a result, new teachers are often unprepared to respond effectively to real-life dilemmas of difference and inequity in K-12 schools. The book shows how carefully crafted encounters-when incorporated as part of a well-designed cycle of instructional tasks-can build on traditional approaches to educating future teachers about culture, power, and systems of oppression. The book is ambitious in scope, laying out the rationale and theory behind the use of this new approach and shows how teacher educators are using, adapting, and designing simulations to fit the context of a teaching program. The authors include sample simulation materials and offer advice for addressing common logistical and programmatic challenges for adopting this new practice including how to hire, train, and care for actors. Filled with engaging examples and testimony from students who have participated in the program, Toward Anti-Oppressive Teaching provides guiding principles and practical suggestions, and offers a point of entry for those interested in a new approach to addressing a long-standing challenge in teacher education.

Succeeding on your School Experience Placement (Paperback): Brian Mundy Succeeding on your School Experience Placement (Paperback)
Brian Mundy
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is designed to help pre-service teachers through one of the most important aspects of their education: their school experience placements. Highly practical and accessible, it gives guidance on what happens before, during and after placement, and provides readers with strategies on how to deal with the issues that they will encounter in school, including classroom management, lesson planning and catering for individual differences. Each chapter includes: * Relevant AITSL standards that are being addressed * Key terminology that pre-service teachers need to familiarise themselves with * Essential questions that encourage discussion of teaching practice * Frequently asked questions by pre-service teachers with potential responses * Placement scenarios that offer valuable learning opportunities The book is also supported by 30+ downloadable lesson plan and classroom-ready templates. Brian Mundy is a lecturer in Education at Victoria University.

The Trainee Teacher's Handbook - A companion for initial teacher training (Hardcover): Carol Thompson, Peter Wolstencroft The Trainee Teacher's Handbook - A companion for initial teacher training (Hardcover)
Carol Thompson, Peter Wolstencroft
R2,048 R1,588 Discovery Miles 15 880 Save R460 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book helps trainees to build skills and focus on developing their professional practice through understanding, reflection and experimentation. Its practical structure and learning features help readers to recognise their own learning needs and set their own targets. The book takes the Teachers' Standards as a base and covers: planning creating teaching resources inclusive practice assessment and progress classroom management pastoral care Hear what teacher training applicant, Alex is saying about this book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN1yZye9zDA

Secondary Teacher Induction Kit (2005/2006) (Kit): Secondary Teacher Induction Kit (2005/2006) (Kit)
R1,952 Discovery Miles 19 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Updated for 2005 This collection of key books will help you deal effectively with the challenges of being a teacher. The Secondary Teacher Induction Kit contains 5 essential resources to help you excel: Common-Sense Classroom Management for Middle and High School Teachers Covering more than 65 best practices for managing the typical school day, the authors use a straightforward format that features five steps or fewer for each strategy. Increasing Student Motivation Strategies for Middle and High School TeachersThis unique resource provides a wealth of theories and strategies for teachers to help spark students motivations to learn and succeed beyond their formal schooling years. Best Practices for High School Classrooms What Award-Winning Secondary Teachers DoThis practical, step-by-step teaching approach provides the keys to transforming your classroom from teacher-focused to student-focused. Secrets for Secondary School TeachersHow to Succeed in Your First YearSecond EditionIn this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers. Reading for Academic SuccessPowerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12Expressly designed for the secondary teacher, this well-organized guide features specific success strategies for overcoming seven core reading challenges, and highlights practical applications in Science, Mathematics, English, and Social Studies. Save over $28 off the individually priced books. Get all 5 books for $119.95 The books are presented as a boxed kit. Free U.S. Shipping when you order online "

Early Professional Development in EFL Teaching - Perspectives and Experiences from Japan (Hardcover): Chitose Asaoka Early Professional Development in EFL Teaching - Perspectives and Experiences from Japan (Hardcover)
Chitose Asaoka
R2,253 R1,980 Discovery Miles 19 800 Save R273 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the perspectives and experiences of student teachers who are in the process of becoming secondary school English teachers in Japan. It reports on the trainee teachers' attitudes towards theory and practice in their professional development. Through a discussion of what professional expertise should look like in this context, the book identifies the challenges faced by the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) system in Japan, and suggests support and mediational activities that should be included as components of the ITE curriculum. The book contains valuable rich descriptions of trainee teachers' experiences, and will be of interest to those working in EFL both in Japan and elsewhere.

The Wellbeing Toolkit - Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff (Paperback): Andrew Cowley The Wellbeing Toolkit - Sustaining, supporting and enabling school staff (Paperback)
Andrew Cowley 1
R515 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R91 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Wellbeing Toolkit is an invaluable resource for promoting wellbeing among all school staff, thereby improving staff attendance and retention, and helping all teachers fall back in love with teaching. In this thought-provoking book, Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), draws on his own experiences as a school leader to unpick the myths around wellbeing and set out a practical, authentic and values-driven model that will enable leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community. With a focus on developing a culture of positivity, effectively enabling all staff members to take ownership of the wellbeing strategy and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles, this practical guide also considers scenarios arising from potentially more stressful incidents such as a bereavement. Staff wellbeing needs to be a strategic consideration for all primary and secondary school leaders, not something delivered on an ad hoc basis. Emphasis must be placed on really knowing staff, what motivates them and what may affect their confidence. The Wellbeing Toolkit offers effective strategies for addressing staff wellbeing from a whole-school perspective with particular reference to reducing workload, managing stress and supporting teachers in challenging circumstances.

Teacher Education and the Political - The power of negative thinking (Paperback): Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan Teacher Education and the Political - The power of negative thinking (Paperback)
Matthew Clarke, Anne Phelan
R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teacher Education and the Political is a striking book which addresses the nature and purpose of teacher education in a global context characterised by economic and political anxieties around declining productivity and social inclusion. These anxieties are manifested in recent policy developments such as the promotion of professional standards, the deregulation and marketisation of teacher education and the imposition of performance-related regimes that tie teachers' pay to outcomes in high-stakes testing. The book assesses the implications of such policies for the work of teachers as well as for teacher educators and those undertaking initial teacher training. It is argued that these policy moves can be read as a depoliticising and de-intellectualising of teacher education. In this context, they illustrate how contemporary theory can provide a language for critiquing recent developments and imagining new trajectories for policy and practice in teacher education. Drawing on the work of theorists from Derrida and Mouffe to Agamben and Lacan, this book argues for the need to maintain a space for intellectual autonomy as a critical dimension of the ethico-political work of teachers. Together these ideas and analyses provide examples of the power of negative thinking, illustrating its capacity to unsettle comfortable truths and foreground the political nature of teacher education. Current teachers, teacher educators and school leaders will be particularly interested readers, alongside those concerned with policy in the wider educational landscape.

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