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'Effective', 'Excellent', 'Outstanding: Unravelling the lexicon of 'good practice'

Coombs, S and Sorensen, N (2009) 'Effective', 'Excellent', 'Outstanding: Unravelling the lexicon of 'good practice'. In: International Professional Development Association. International Conference 2009, 26-28 November, Paragon Hotel, Birmingham, UK.

Abstract

Despite the high priority given in England to the identification and dissemination of ‘good practice’ there is a lack of consensus about what it means. Indeed, terms to describe teachers as: ‘good’, ‘outstanding’, ‘excellent’, ‘advanced skills’ are often used interchangeably. This paper builds on Coffield and Edward’s (2009) contestable notion of ‘good practice’ within Further Education. We review this against a range of perspectives drawn from all phases of education and identify different solutions for teacher development. We suggest ways in which teacher educators can support the emergence of sustained good practice through professional development and empowerment of teacher identity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institute for Education
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 14:29
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2014 16:09
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/566
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