The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context.
For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice.
This book includes chapters on:
*managing professional development in a human resources context
*government policy
*initial teacher training
*the school development plan
*middle management
*leadership skills.
It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

part |2 pages

The School as a Learning Organisation

chapter |12 pages

Investors in People

part |3 pages

The National Context

chapter |18 pages

Government Policy

chapter |12 pages

Initial Teacher Training

chapter |14 pages


chapter |8 pages


part |2 pages

Whole-School Development

chapter |20 pages

The School Development Plan

chapter |20 pages


chapter |13 pages

Middle Management

chapter |8 pages

The Way Forward

Performance Management in Schools