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Connecting Theory and Practice (4th Edition)
Authors: Wendy Patton and Mary McMahon
This fourth edition of the book represents a milestone in the history of the Systems Theory Framework of career development that attests to its continuing influence and contemporary relevance. It emphasises changes in career development theory, practice, and research since its first edition in 1999. At that time, the publication of the STF was described by reviewers as a “groundbreaking departure from traditional counseling texts”, a “landmark work leading to the convergence of career development theories”, and as a “rare book that not only illuminates a field of study but also advances it”. Subsequent commentary attests to the strength of the metatheoretical contribution of the STF and its facilitation of links between theory, research, and practice. This book introduces systems theory and the STF, and comprehensively overviews traditional and contemporary career theory and analyses it through the metatheoretical lens of the STF. It then describes applications of the STF by applying systems thinking, systems mapping and experiential learning. Finally, the contributions and future directions of the STF are highlighted. This book provides a record of almost 30 years of contribution of the STF to career theory, research, and practice.
Author: Mitch Bleier
Schooling, the most ubiquitous species of formal educational practice, removes learners from the world in which they exist and places them in contrived environments in order to educate them for the world in which they will work, play, and engage in other forms of cultural production for the rest of their time on Earth. While this arrangement seems to work for some, particularly those in academia and policymaking (who make decisions about educating others), it serves many of us somewhat less satisfactorily. This book documents the ongoing journey of a young cheese professional as she navigates the worlds of formal and informal education and the craft and art of cheesemaking. Her self-education is examined as she appropriates available resources in the service of constructing a professional learning program in the world and on the job. As she both succeeds and bumps up against obstacles in the pursuit of a life and a future in uncharted territory, we explore her being and becoming a professional cheesemaker, affineur and cheesemonger.
A parallel story of an emerging educational researcher is examined as he partners with the cheese professional, propelling both of their stories into uncharted territory.
Series Editor: Allan Pitman
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.
This is the first systematic analysis of the class structure of professionals. Their growing numbers, including mainly non-managerial professional employees as well as self-employed professionals, professional employers and professional managers, have been conflated in most prior studies. In this book, evidence comes from a unique series of large-scale surveys since the 1980s as well as recent comparative case studies of engineers and nurses. A primary focus is on issues of job control and skill utilization among these knowledge workers widely regarded as pivotal to the sustainability of knowledge economies. Professional employees in particular are found to face declining job control, diminishing use of their skills and increasing barriers to continuing learning. There are many original benchmarks here to serve as guides for further studies on professional classes, job design and training strategies in advanced capitalist economies.
Institutional leadership in higher education today requires the management of academic, financial and human resources to deliver teaching, research, external engagement, IT, student support, quality assurance, and estate management activities at levels ranging from local to global. This requires the development and deployment of subject expertise, diplomacy as well as a whole range of practical and technical skills. It can be difficult to balance the strategic needs of the institution with its practical, day-to-day management.

Drawing on more than 60 years of higher education experience around the world, the authors set out the fundamental elements of all higher education institutions and place them in a practical framework to enable leaders to understand their institutions more clearly, and develop appropriate responses to the unique issues that arise in each.

Accessible, insightful, comprehensive and universally applicable, An Illustrated Guide to Managing Institutions of Higher Education draws on numerous real-world examples and offers practical exercises to enable institutional leaders to understand how their institutions actually work, to develop appropriate responses to the issues that confront them and to manage their institutions more effectively.
This book focuses on reflective writing, guiding teachers to recognize their potential as professional leaders. The shift to online and blended learning models now favored in education encourages a broader understanding of leadership, particularly its growing relevance to teachers. These models, combined with reflective writing, foster flexible, inclusive teacher learning that responds to each teacher’s strengths, can be used individually and collaboratively to develop teachers as leaders inside and outside the classroom who are critically involved in creating their own professional learning environments. The authors examine leadership in a global range of teaching contexts, each chapter raising diverse issues for teachers aspiring to be leaders in this post-COVID world.

All royalties from this book are donated to the Instituto dos Cegos da Paraiba Adalgisa Cunha (ICPAC), a school in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, that serves the low vision and blind community in the area. For years, the Institute has collaborated as a supervised internship site for various teacher education university programs, providing inspiring field work experiences such as those described in Chapter 4 by Carla Reichmann. Brill is proud to support this important cause and match the donation to the Instituto dos Cegos da Paraiba Adalgisa Cunha (ICPAC).
International Educationalist Perspectives
Volume Editor: Brent Bradford
Includes a prize-winning chapter by the winner of the 2021 Early Career Award of the International Narrative Research Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association. Trudy Cardinal was awarded this prize, among other publications, for chapter 11 in The Doctoral Journey: International Educationalist Perspectives: An Autobiographical Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of One Cree/Métis Doctoral Student.

The Doctoral Journey: International Educationalist Perspectives assembles a collective narrative related to the doctoral journey of recent graduates in the field of education. Clearly, the doctoral journey is not a linear process but rather a lattice of ever-evolving professional and personal relationships, experiences, perspectives, and insights.

From early on when considering whether or not to apply to a programme, to deciding on an institution and supervisor, to delving into the related literature, to data collection and analyses, to closing in on the defence, to results dissemination, and everything in between and beyond, the doctoral journey presents incalculable obstacles that can be, and have been, overcome by doctoral graduates—including the contributors in this inspirationally-sparked collective narrative.

Contributors are: Trudy Cardinal, Philip Wing Keung Chan, José da Costa, Alison Egan, Janet McConaghy, June McConaghy, Kelsey McEntyre, Sammy M. Mutisya, Christina A. Parker, Carla L. Peck, Colin G. Pennington, Kathleen Pithouse-Morgan, Edgar Schmidt, and Pearl Subban.
The Art of Writing for Educators
Writing in Education: The Art of Writing for Educators focuses on educators’ professional journeys and discoveries about teaching, learning, writing, and self. This book offers insightful discussions about teaching practices, reflective writing, and digital and nondigital representations of meaning. It explores practical matters facing teachers and teacher candidates, such as communicating about one’s practice, writing beyond content and page, or conducting classroom observations and maintaining field notes. This volume is divided into three main parts, each of which spotlights a Featured Assignment that examines an area of writing in education. The sample student work that is highlighted in each chapter is designed to support teachers and teacher candidates as they consider the importance and forms of writing as professionals in the field, as well as the roles of writing in their own current or future classrooms.
Stories from the Field – Resolving Educational Leadership Dilemmas
In You Can’t Make This Up! the author invites both emerging educational leaders and practicing school administrators to read a series of short stories recounted by principals and vice principals employed in schools across the United States, in Germany and Cyprus. This collection of present-day stories highlights the types of challenges school leaders encounter on a daily basis, all of which demand informed decisions, but none of which are easily resolved.

Each story is presented in a case study format, and aligned with selected elements within one of the ten Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL). At a critical juncture in each case, a series of “questions to ponder” is presented, followed by a segment describing “what actually occurred?”
Editor: Olive Chapman
This second edition of the International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education builds on and extends the first edition (2008) in addressing the knowledge, teaching and learning of mathematics teachers at all levels of teaching mathematics and of mathematics teacher educators, and the approaches/activities and programmes through which their learning can be supported. It consists of four volumes based on the same themes as the first edition.

Knowledge, Beliefs, and Identity in Mathematics Teaching and Teaching Development
Despina Potari, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece and Olive Chapman, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (eds.)

This volume addresses the “what” of mathematics teacher education. Authors attend to knowledge for mathematics teaching, teaching development, teacher beliefs and identity, and relationships among them. As well as synthesizing research and practice over various dimensions of these areas of teacher education, the volume offers valuable insights on best practice for teacher educators and researchers, university decision makers, and those involved in systemic policy development on teacher education.
paperback: 978-90-04-41886-8, hardback: 978-90-04-41885-1, ebook: 978-90-04-41887-5

Tools and Processes in Mathematics Teacher Education
Salvador Llinares, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain and Olive Chapman, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (eds.)

This volume addresses the “how” of mathematics teacher education. Authors share their invaluable experience in employing different tools from a variety of perspectives in mathematics teacher education. This accumulated experience will assist teacher educators, researchers in mathematics education and those involved in policy decisions on teacher education and professional development in making decisions about both the tools and the processes to be used for various purposes in mathematics teacher education.
paperback: 978-90-04-41897-4, hardback: 978-90-04-41895-0,ebook: 978-90-04-41896-7

Participants in Mathematics Teacher Education
Gwendolyn M. Lloyd, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA and Olive Chapman, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (eds.)

This volume addresses the “who” of mathematics teacher education. Authors focus on the development of participants in mathematics teacher education through diverse professional learning opportunities in schools, universities, and community settings. They consider prospective and practising teachers as well as teacher educators and researchers as learners and explore how particular collaborations and contexts offer support for participants’ learning. The volume offers valuable insights into how these participants work together within and across boundaries and contexts for mathematics teacher education to generate rich opportunities for professional development.
paperback: 978-90-04-41922-3, hardback: 978-90-04-41921-6, ebook: 978-90-04-41923-0

The Mathematics Teacher Educator as a Developing Professional
Kim Beswick, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Olive Chapman, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (eds.)

This volume addresses the “what”, “how” and “who” of mathematics teacher educator education. Authors attend to knowledge, learning, and roles of teacher educators working with teachers in teacher education processes and practices. They share practical, professional and theoretical perspectives of different approaches/activities and programmes that can support mathematics teacher educator learning to promote effective teacher education practice, with valuable implications for future research.
paperback: 978-90-04-42420-3, hardback: 978-90-04-42419-7, ebook: 978-90-04-42421-0