Teacher Development in Higher Education: Existing Programs, Program Impact, and Future Trends

1st Edition

Eszter Simon, Gabriela Pleschová

Routledge
Published August 20, 2012
Reference - 314 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415502665 - CAT# Y133343
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Summary

Concerns about the quality of teaching and learning in higher education have given rise to teacher development programs and centers around the world. This book investigates the challenges and complexities of creating instructional development programs for present and future academics. Using case studies from a variety of countries including Estonia, Singapore, the United States and the United Kingdom, it examines issues that are important for higher education researchers as well as higher education managers.

The book includes international responses to the need to improve teaching in higher education. It demonstrates many different ways success may be understood, and investigates what factors may influence the results of instructional development. Contributors use these factors to explain program success through theoretical frameworks. This book also provides input for higher-education managers by pointing out how the local context and both institutional and national policy-making may help or hinder the effective preparation of professors for their teaching responsibilities.

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