Connecting Policy and Practice: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Schools and Universities

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $141.71
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 16%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $141.71   
  • New (2) from $141.71   
  • Used (1) from $188.83   

More About This Textbook


Written by members of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching, the papers in this volume were presented at an international teaching conference on the issues of theory and practice. Using these contributions from experienced researchers, most of whom are practising teachers, this single volume is international in scope and context, demonstrating differences and similarities between and within countries.

This detailed book is clearly split into five sections focusing on the following themes:

* teacher education – professional identity, professional research, and quality of teacher education
* teacher practice – basic values, ethics, and cultural scaffolding
* higher education – academic motivation, discourse dissonance concerning intellectual property, self studies of teacher education practice
* teacher development – the challenge to be the best teacher, the link between policy and practice, personal theory and practice in tertiary development
* research and theory – reflective practice, shared democratic values, teachers as researchers.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415362245
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1. Teacher Education 1. Learning to be a Teacher: Teacher education and the development of professional identity 2. Teacher Learning and the Theory of Variation 3. Areas of Professional Research: A proposal for organizing the context of teacher education 4. How to Affect the Quality of Teacher Education: A four-year policy driven project implemented at university level 5. Learning from the Conservation of New Teachers Part 2. Teacher Practice 6. Inside Teacher Community: Representations of classroom practice 7. The Contemporary 'Basic Values of School': The emperors' new clothes? 8. Exploring the Landscape of Teachers' Tacitly Implied Ethics 9. Cultural Scaffolding: The arts and crafts 10. What is Actually Happening in Secondary Classrooms? The rhetoric and reality of curriculum reform Part 3. Higher Education 11. Students' Voices at a Portuguese University: Academic motivation and its relationship with academic success 12. Discourse Dissonance in University Policy Concerning Intellectual Property 13. When Angels Dance with Devils: What is sacred and profone in the professoriate? 14. Listening to Students' Voices: Self study of teacher education practice 15. UK Doctoral Degree Assessment Criteria: Towards transparency through exploring teacher thinking Part 4. Teacher Development 16. The Challenge to the Best: Research and the teacher 17. Tertiary Teacher Development: Connecting policy, personal theory and practice 18. Collaboration in Cross National Networks for Teacher Professional Development 19. Dilemmas of Democratic Education 20. When the Best Maps Cannot Guide Us: Exploring and understanding teacher vulnerability Part 5. Research and Theory 21. The Development of Teachers' and Students' Identities through Reflective Practices: Conceptual considerations 22. On a Pedagogy of Research Problems 23. Shared Basic Democratic Values by Means of Education? A deweyan perspective on some democratic illusions and necessities 24. Face to Face: Human dimensions in biographical interviews 25. Teachers Becoming Researchers: Reflections on professional development
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)