In-service Teacher Education in Europe: conditions and themes for development in the 21st century

Christopher Day
1997 Journal of In-service Education  
This paper highlights four themes which focus upon the roles ofhigher education in the development oftransnational research into the continuing professional development of teachers. The first theme examines the contexts and conditions for teacher development over a career span. The second theme looks at what research tells us the variables which affect professional learning and development, and the limitations of current approaches. Theme three is critica! of rational research planning models
more » ... h planning models which result in ineffective dissemination and utilisation. It suggests that more attention needs to be paid by researchers to issues of ownership, participation and equity. Theme four proposes that researchers need to revisit their own purposes, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in order to move closer to those communities whose needs they seek to serve. Finally, the paper suggests 'sustained flexibility' as a means of establishing and building more effective networks for leaming and development. Resumen: En este artículo se tratan cuatro temas que se centran en los roles de la educación superior dentro delpanorama de la investigación internacional en relación al campo del desarrollo profesional de la educación continua de los profesores. El primer tema analiza el contexto y las condiciones para el desarrollo de los profesores a lo largo de su carrera. El segundo tema examina qué investigaciones nos dan cuenta de variables que afectan al aprendizaje profesional y su desarrollo,
doi:10.1080/13674589700200002 fatcat:4zfwf66pivblxa5z4hmcozu67u