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Priorities of the Next Decade for School Leadership and Teaching

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Transforming Teaching: Wellbeing and Professional Practice

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This chapter explores the priorities for the next decade of school leadership and teaching research. We review the potential impact of COVID-19’s disruption on the quality teacher debate, which has dominated initial teacher education and early career teacher retention research for the past few years. A conceptual framework for this book is then reviewed, considering each of the chapter’s contributions. We examine the potential convergence of wellbeing science research with learning theory to create a transformation of teacher professional practice. We highlight the growing body of evidence worldwide of the challenges faced regarding wellbeing as an international priority stimulated by the pandemic. Finally, we propose potential outcomes for the next decade’s research, focusing on teaching as a professional practice, integrating wellbeing education into education systems, leadership, equity and access, community issues, wellbeing for teachers, and wellbeing for students. Lastly, we suggest several priorities for the next decade of research.

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White, M.A., McCallum, F. (2022). Priorities of the Next Decade for School Leadership and Teaching. In: Transforming Teaching: Wellbeing and Professional Practice. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4945-6_8

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