`Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children' - Richard Stainton, Education Journal
`The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology
`This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development.
In summary this book makes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education
'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine
This book provides an overview of Continuing Professional Development, combined with a guide to best practice. It is an essential professional reference for CPD co-ordinators in schools and LEAs. The contents include:
} a clear explanation of CPD and latest developments
} examples of how different schools have approached CPD
} practical tips on how to lead and manage CPD for a range of staff in schools - identifying training needs, designing and implementing programmes and evaluating their impact
} detailed guidance on dealing with staff at different stages of their careers.
This book gives an up to date picture of a rapidly changing field, enhances understanding of continuing professional development and its potential to bring about change and development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools. Written in a clear readable style it contains findings from the most recent research, and offers examples of current good practice. It shows how different schools have approached CPD, the issues they have faced and what has worked These insights will help readers to consider how best to implement CPD in their schools.
This book is for those responsible for leading and managing professional development in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and LEAs. It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.
The authors are respected in different aspects of CPD. Peter Earley, who co-edits the successful practitioner journal Professional Development Today and has a significant reputation in the field of school leadership and management; and Sara Bubb who is known for her work in initial teacher training, induction and early professional development.