Reflective Practice for Educators
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Reflective Practice for Educators
Professional Development to Improve Student Learning

Second Edition


© 2004 | 240 pages | Corwin

"Anyone serious about leading the reform of teaching and learning in our schools should read this book. Kottkamp and Osterman reframe the conversation about what it means to lead a learning organization. Their reflective processes hold promise for educators as they struggle together to create new possibilities for student learning."
Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Professor
Miami University, OH

In this age of mandated reforms, reflective practice is a truly effective, empowering way to make meaningful, positive changes.

Written for teachers, administrators, and professional development specialists in schools and universities, this book is an educators' guide to reflective practice. In clear, accessible language, the authors explain the potential to create meaningful change in schools and show you how to integrate reflective practice effectively into the daily work of schools.

The book:

  • Explains reflective practice as a professional development strategy and its importance for school reform
  • Offers ideas and practical strategies to facilitate collaborative, data-based inquiry, dialogue, and problem-solving in schools
  • Describes reflective practice in action and illustrates its power to create meaningful change in classrooms
  • Shows how reflective practice is an important step in creating professional learning organizations

Reflective practice has the potential to renew your sense of optimism, commitment, and efficacy as you learn how to support meaningful professional growth, shape a culture of learning, and make important changes in students' learning.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Reflective Practice, School Reform, and Professional Development
 
2. Engaging in Reflective Practice: A Cycle of Experiential Learning
 
3. Gathering Data: The Keystone of Reflective Practice
 
4. Facilitating Reflective Practice in the Workplace
Key Assumptions and Beliefs  
Key Strategies  
 
5. The Problematic Student
 
6. Bullying and Victimization in the Classroom
 
7. Teachers and Kids as Reflective Practitioners of their Learning
 
8. Reflective Practice for Empowerment
 
References
 
Index

Anyone serious about leading the reform of teaching and learning in our schools should read this book. Kottkamp and Osterman reframe the conversation about what it means to lead a learning organization. Their reflective processes hold promise for educators as they struggle together to create new possibilities for student learning.

Nelda Cambron-McCabe, Professor
Miami University, Ohio

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