This collection focuses on the ways in which policy relating to professional development and professional learning in teacher education is changing across Europe. The chapters examine how policies change with time and with changes in personnel at various levels in the political or professional spectrum. It also highlights the continued diversity of the education systems of Europe, despite moves towards economic and social integration. A common theme running through the chapters is an understanding of the importance of professional development and professional learning of educators in the success and effective operation of the education systems of the countries concerned.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Professional Development in Education.

chapter 1|6 pages


Professional development in teacher education: European perspectives
ByKen Jones, Jim O’Brien

chapter 4|16 pages

Expert views on the implementation of teacher professional development in European countries

ByKatrin Lipowski, Doris Jorde, Manfred Prenzel, Tina Seidel

chapter 5|19 pages

Lyderių laikas (Time for Leaders): Lithuania's response to changing leadership and learning in their schools

ByColeen Jackson, Sonia Blandford, Egle Pranckuniene, Marina Vildziuniene