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To solve the global challenges of the present society, contemporary scholarship requires that all diverse social groups are included in knowledge production through education. Professionalisation is one way in which diverse social groups can engage in knowledge production in higher education. While all kinds of professionalisation produce citizens who can contribute to the social, political and economic development, the teaching profession is foundational as most people have come through the hands of teachers from basic to higher education.

Teaching has been referred to as the noblest of professions because it does not only require acquisition of knowledge and skills, but high levels of professionalism, dignity, honour and the ability to lead by example. While inclusion of all diverse social groups is topical after attainment of independence in African countries largely and in South Africa particularly, professionalisation of students with disabilities into the teaching profession and in settings for integrated learning, has received little attention from scholars in the disability field.

Professionalisation of Students with Disabilities into the Teaching Profession in South African Higher Education critically reflects on what affordances and challenges face students with disabilities in professionalisation into the teaching professions and on how students are socialised to identify with the profession. It does so from the lived experiences of students with disabilities, the academics who teach them, the support staff and the author’s nuanced understanding of the professionalisation, the teaching profession, and transformation to include all in the South African context of higher education.
Revisiting Critical Event Narrative Inquiry
This thought-provoking research anthology adopts a postmodern stance and fills in a gap of knowledge for the education of professional development in teacher education, health sciences and the arts. Allowing subjectivity and multiple voices, the authors add to the intimate and negotiated knowledge of being and becoming – indigenous, architect, mother, teacher, health researcher, and supervisor. In fifteen chapters, the authors share knowledge of pain and reward in critical events in the realm of professional identity formation. The book provides a selection of personal and far-reaching stories and adds to the reflexivity of memories of critical events.

Contributors are: Geir Aaserud, Åsta Birkeland, Bodil H. Blix, Sidsel Boldermo, Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen, Nanna Kathrine Edvardsen, Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, Tona Gulpinar, Carola Kleemann, Tove Lafton, Mette Bøe Lyngstad, Elin Eriksen Ødegaard, Anna-Lena Østern, Alicja R. Sadownik, Tiri Bergesen Schei and Vibeke Solbue.
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Step into the lives of extraordinary women leaders in this groundbreaking volume. This compelling collection presents autoethnographies of twenty-five women leaders in English Language Teaching (ELT) from around the world. Grounded in key leadership theories and ELT research, these narratives examine the intersectionality of gender, race, culture, and transnational experiences in shaping leadership identities. Authors candidly share their triumphs and challenges, inspiring readers to embrace their own leadership potential and effect change in their communities and beyond. By articulating the personal, institutional and global complexities, the narratives inform our understanding of how ELT teachers navigate the path to leadership.

Contributors are: Tasha Austin, Lena Barrantes-Elizondo, Kisha Bryan, Quanisha Charles, May F. Chung, Ayanna Cooper, Tanya Cowie, Taslim Damji, Darlyne de Haan, Su Yin Khor, Sarah Henderson Lee, Gloria Park, Ana-Marija Petrunic, Doaa Rashed, Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Teri Rose Dominica Roh, Mary Romney-Schaab, Amira Salama, Cristina Sánchez-Martín, Xatli Stox, Debra Suarez, Shannon Tanghe, Lan Wang-Hiles, Marie Webb and Amea Wilbur.
Perspectives in Physical and Health Education
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This book is tailored for those navigating the diverse landscapes of doctoral work in physical and health education. Delve into the doctoral journey as our expert authors unveil the challenges unique to the realm of physical and health education. From research methodologies to innovative pedagogical approaches, the authors offer insights into overcoming obstacles and thriving in the academic arena. Immerse yourself in the narratives of seasoned scholars who have walked the same path. Their stories of resilience, breakthroughs, and personal growth serve as sources of inspiration, providing you with practical advice and mentorship toward your academic pursuits.

Contributors are: Daniel W. Balderson, Joe Barrett, Stephen Berg, Heidi Jancer Ferreira, Colin G. Pennington, Simon Schaerz, Eishin Teraoka and William Walters.
An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts
To sustain meaningful conversations about language education with students, colleagues, and other stakeholders within the widely ranging contexts of TESOL and bilingual education, it is important that practitioners and experts are conversant with key terms and concepts. Terminology related to TESOL and bilingual education is dynamic, nuanced, and evolving. This is particularly the case as teaching and research in relation to multilingual learners continue to expand. It is essential for educators of all kinds to be equipped with the necessary terminology and background knowledge.

The Language of TESOL and Bilingual Education: An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts provides clear definitions and context for critical terms and concepts related to English language teaching and bilingual education while also highlighting their practical applications and implications for teacher education. These connections facilitate a transition from a mere recognition and use of terminology to a more profound critical reflection on how these terms relate to one’s own beliefs and instructional practices. This volume is the perfect companion for any educator, university student, or scholar wishing to exercise their fine-tuned understanding and expression of multilingual learner education using important terms and considerations for practice.
Challenges for Education Quality Management
Both HEIs and academic communities are affected by global trends that pose many challenges. This raises dilemmas related to community building and the cooperation between academic community members, which requires the exchange of experience, knowledge and information on different levels. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss new approaches and methods to manage the learning and teaching process, as well as methods and tools that support the development of the academic community.

This edited volume book tackles this multifaceted phenomenon by combining diverse viewpoints of scholars and practitioners. It captures the nuances of different scientific disciplines, including management science, psychology and pedagogy. What distinguishes the book is its innovation, multidimensionality, interdisciplinarity and methodological diversity.

Building an Academic Community. Challenges for Education Quality Management shows the experiences of different HEIs struggling with current trends in the post-pandemic era such as the change of the university model with an emphasis on practical and competence learning and the technologization of the education process. It can be a valuable basis for future activities to develop the academic community and the quality of education at HEIs.
Today’s teachers are charged with not only finding meaningful ways to integrate student use of technology in their classrooms, but also ways to more authentically assess student learning. The advancements in video technology have made classroom video production activities both affordable and feasible.

Collaborative Video Production (CVP) is a method of increasing higher order thinking, engagement, collaboration, and technology through the creation of video. The information provided in this book about the seven-step process of CVP, stems from both field research and practical classroom application. The video production process and the corresponding activities that are described by Joe P. Gaston and Byron Havard have been successfully conducted with students from elementary grades through higher ed. The focus of this book is on how to manage and facilitate CVP projects in the classroom.

Educators who are interested in more authentically engaging and assessing students' understanding of academic content will find this book to be of great benefit.
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Andy Blunden completes his immanent critique of Activity Theory, begun in 2010 with An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity. A summary of the ontological foundations of Activity Theory introduces a critical review of the work of activity theorists across the world with a focus of applications in medical and educational contexts, and concluded with a review of the ethics of collaboration. Blunden expands the domain of Activity Theory to address the pressing problems facing humanity today and activities lacking in clear objects, collaboration in voluntary projects and social movements, the life projects of individuals and emerging practices. Blunden brings an understanding of Marxist and Hegelian philosophy to bear on the application of Activity Theory to problems of social change.
The book charts the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact that it has had on the lives of young people and their communities, education systems, the teaching profession, and the responses by governments, NGOs, and donor organisations in Pakistan. Drawing on theories of postcolonialism, feminism, and neoliberal globalisation, the authors explore the development of Pakistan as a postcolonial nation-state, and examine the legacies of colonialism in education systems and policies, teacher education and development. The Pakistani authors bring extensive knowledge and experience to this case study of the ‘broken promise’ of education for sustainable development. This mix of theoretical insight and practical experience promises to produce significant policy and development impact in post-COVID-19 Pakistan, South Asia more broadly, and in other postcolonial development contexts around the world as it develops a critique of the UN SDGs as a global and more local framework for development.

UPCOMING: Webinar / Launch 10th of May:COVID-19 and the (broken) promise of education for sustainable development: A case study from postcolonial Pakistan.