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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.
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.
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.
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Professional and VET Learning is a book series that focuses on professional competencies and identities, but also on conditions and societal frames of job performances. It includes education in economics, medicine, handicraft, ICT, technology, media handling, commerce etc. It includes career development, working life, work- integrated learning and ethical aspects of the professions.
In recent years the learning in the professions and through vocational education has become a central part of educational psychology, educational politics and educational reflections in general. Its theoretical modeling, practical application and measurement standards are central to the field. They are also specific for a new research realm which is until now, especially in the US, minor developed. For Europe the dual system, learning in the professional school and – at the same time – learning in the firm, can be a model for studying how issues of professional belonging, professional life meaning, professional biographies, professional change, but also especially professional competencies and sovereignties respectively securities are generated.
The books in this series will be based on different theoretical paradigms, research methodologies and research backgrounds. Since the series is internationally connected, it will include research from different countries and different cultures. The series shall stimulate a practical discourse and shall produce steering knowledge for political decisions in the field. We invite contributions, which challenge the traditional thinking in the field. Professionals who are accountable, available and certificated shall receive through this series a fundamental support, but also new horizons and broadened perspectives of the domain.
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This series purposely sets out to illustrate a range of approaches to Professional Learning and to highlight the importance of teachers and teacher educators taking the lead in reframing and responding to their practice, not just to illuminate the field but to foster genuine educational change.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to the Aquisitions Editor, John Bennett.
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Professional Practice and Education aims to provide a forum for perspectives of our understanding of the nature of professional practice and the consequences flowing for education in the professions. It is the intention of the Editor that a platform will be provided for contributors from diverse cultural backgrounds, so that, on a global level, the nature of professions and their cultural/historical positioning might be problematised and re-examined.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by e-mail to the Aquisitions Editor, John Bennett.
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.