8 June 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm (CET)
TEACHERS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: REVISITING PURPOSES, PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES
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Christopher Day – UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM, UK
There is an assumption that all teachers’ need career long professional development in order to develop and sustain themselves in ways that benefit themselves as professionals, the aspirations of the schools in which they work, and the achievement agendas of their governments. Yet it is clear, even now, that the purposes, practices, participation and outcomes vary considerably within and across countries. This short presentation will examine the tensions inherent in the present understandings of professional development.
Christopher Day is Professor of Education and member of the Centre for Research on Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM). He is also Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Sydney, Australia; Chair Professor of Educational Leadership, Beijing Normal University, China. He was the Editor-in-Chief of ‘Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice’ (TTTP); and is a member of the Editorial Boards of The British Educational Research Journal (BERJ), Teaching
and Teacher Education (TATE), and the Journal of Educational Administration (JEA). Among his publications are Teachers Worlds and Work: Understanding Complexity, Building Quality (2017) and The International Handbook of Teacher and School development (2012).