Teacher Quality, Professional Learning and Policy

Recognising, Rewarding and Developing Teacher Expertise

  • Christine Forde
  • Margery McMahon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 1-30
  3. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 31-54
  4. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 83-110
  5. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 139-166
  6. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 167-191
  7. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 193-220
  8. Christine Forde, Margery McMahon
    Pages 221-245
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-285

About this book


This book examines the significance of teacher expertise in the drive to improve quality and effectiveness. Scrutinising both key conceptual issues and current policy developments and approaches, the authors analyse educational systems from around the world and question how different cultural contexts and systems can implement measures to improve teacher effectiveness. The book analyses factors such as policy change and teacher evaluation as well as the regulation of the teaching profession to determine how these aspects can influence the expertise of individual teachers. As numerous policy interventions have tried to define and enhance teacher quality to raise pupil achievement, this book calls for an interrogation of this stance and signals a need to consider an alternative approach. This book will appeal to students and scholars of teacher effectiveness and professional learning, as well as researchers and policymakers. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Christine Forde
    • 1
  • Margery McMahon
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53653-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53654-9
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