Professional practice research : ensuring teacher development through a critical approach to professional learning

Aspland, Tania & Macpherson, Ian (2012) Professional practice research : ensuring teacher development through a critical approach to professional learning. In Proceedings of School Improvement : What Does Research Tell Us about Effective Strategies? Australian Council for Educational Research Conference 2012, Australian Council for Educational Research, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, NSW.

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Currently the development of a national system for the ongoing enhancement of teacher professionalism across Australia is underway. The initiative led by Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) on behalf of the Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (now SCSEEC) is progressing rapidly with a finalised set of Professional Standards for Teachers and a set of Professional Standards for Principals approved by Ministers in 2011. It is clear that there is an inextricable link between the newly proposed professional standards and the professional education of teachers and principals across Australia. Further, it is imperative that the education sector will need to work in a unified manner through ongoing consultations to ensure the standards truly reflect what teachers and principals desire of the profession, in terms of teacher preparation, professional learning and training, and professional recognition.

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ID Code: 58986
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781742861142
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2013 01:59
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 20:47

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