Teachers Leading Change: Doing Research for School Improvement (Leading Teachers, Leading Schools Series)

Teachers Leading Change: Doing Research for School Improvement (Leading Teachers, Leading Schools Series)

By: Gary Holden (author), Judith Durrant (author)Hardback

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'Their book will be of interest to teachers who wish to be proactive rather than reactive. It will be important reading for anyone who wishes to undertake school-based research' - Times Educational Supplement 'This is a book which places teachers at the heart of inquiry for improvement. The realism, experience and optimism of each of the writers, shines through each page of the text. It is a "can-do" book which combines discussion of principles, practices and contexts with practical examples of exercises - recommended reading for those wishing to reflect upon the challenges and joys of engaging in teacher-led change' Christopher Day, Professor of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Teacher and School Development (CRSTD), The University of Nottingham This book shows how to support teachers' leadership of school change. Within a theoretical and policy context, the authors: give practical guidance for integrating inquiry with practice; show how to encourage collaboration and critical dialogue within and between schools; focus strongly on pupil, teacher and organizational learning.The book includes tried-and-tested ideas for aspiring and experienced teacher leaders and researchers.

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Contents

A Note on the Supporting Materials in This Book Chapter One: Teachers As Leaders Of Learning Chapter Two: Unlocking School Cultures Chapter Three: Teacher Research - And Beyond Chapter Four: Enquiry to Support Teachers Leading Change Finding a Focus The Art of Case Study Ethical Enquiry Reflecting On Practice Voices for Change Exploring Stories, Selves and Identities Making an Impact: Interactive Enquiry for Change Gathering and Using Evidence Making Sense and Making Meaning Improving Practice Chapter Five: Teachers' Stories of Change Gloria's Story: Teacher Leadership to Improve the Learning Culture in the School's Sixth Form Sarah's Story: Dilemmas in Improving the Place and Perception of Technology in the Curriculum Jonathan's Story: Empowering A Level Biology Students to Become Independent Learners Working with the Culture: Developing a Model for Teacher-Led School Change Chapter Six: Towards New Ways of Working References Resources Available Online: An Audit of Professional Development Activity Some Definitions of Leadership. The Impact of Teacher-Led Development Work: How Can Headteachers Support Teachers Leading Change? What Can Teacher Leaders Do To Build Capacity? Has Your Research Taken Full Account Of Ethical Issues?

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781412900669
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781412900669
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 1412900662

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