Professional Development in Science Teacher Education: Local Insight with Lessons for the Global Community

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This book explores global issues in the professional development of science teachers, and considers classroom applications of teacher training with a comparative lens. The twelve studies collected in this volume span five continents and vastly differing models of teacher education. Carefully detailing the social and cultural contexts for the teaching of science, this is a guidebook for anyone concerned with equity and reform in professional development.

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Professional Development in Science Teacher Education: Local Insight with Lessons for the Global Community

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Overview

This book explores global issues in the professional development of science teachers, and considers classroom applications of teacher training with a comparative lens. The twelve studies collected in this volume span five continents and vastly differing models of teacher education. Carefully detailing the social and cultural contexts for the teaching of science, this is a guidebook for anyone concerned with equity and reform in professional development.

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1 Starting Points for Transformation: Resources to Craft a Philosophy to Guide Professional Development in Elementary Science 1
Ch. 2 Contextualizing Professional Development in Large Multicultural, Multilingual Urban American Communities 21
Ch. 3 Professional Development in Japan and China: Issues and Challenges 38
Ch. 4 Professional Development for Teachers of Science: The Canadian Experience 56
Ch. 5 Changing Traditions of Science Teacher Professional Development in the Philippines 70
Ch. 6 Science Teacher Education in Trinidad and Tobago: Challenges and Possibilities 88
Ch. 7 Theory and Practice in Science Teacher Education: The German Experience 100
Ch. 8 Science Teacher Education in Kenya and Cultural Extinction: How Can the Past Serve as a Link to the Future? 115
Ch. 9 Culturally and Politically Based Education: A Story of Latin American Science Education Development 138
Ch. 10 The Role of Onservice Professional Development of Science Teachers in Large-Scale Changes in Teaching Practice: A Look at Britain and Indonesia 158
Ch. 11 Managing Teacher Development: The Changing Role of the Head of Department in England 172
Ch. 12 Key Issues and Contextual Factors in Professional Development of Preservice Science Teachers: Perspectives from Israel, Greece, Italy, and the United States 187
Author Index 210
Subject Index 214
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