Teacher Led School Improvement

Author: Judith Durrant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135707936
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development. There are many things that teachers can do to improve the conditions for learning and teaching in their own schools. This book shows how staff can take the initiative and identify areas in their school in need of attention, and tackle them. It provides case-study accounts of schemes in a number of schools, together with accounts of the action research based development work undertaken by teachers to improve their schools. The studies illuminate issues such as: improving the quality of learning and teaching; developing an effective school council; building partnerships and community schemes; developing economic and industrial understanding.

Reflective Action Planning for Teachers

Author: David Frost
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853464942
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aiming to help teachers make a fuller contribution to school development, this text provides a guide to reflective action planning, a teacher-led system for initiating and sustaining educational change. The book also aims to provide higher education tutors, external consultants, LEA advisers and school managers with guidelines for establishing cost-effective school-based support and accreditation for school development work. Facsimiles, checklists, formats and other tools are used in the context of a school-based support programme.

Teacher Led Development Work

Author: David Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113400625X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a practical step-by-step guide to how the quality of teaching and learning in schools can be improved through the development of organizational capacity and professional networking. Whether you're involved in the National College of School Leadership's Networked Learning Communities scheme, or simply wish to enable teachers to initiate and sustain education change, this replacement to David Frost's earlier Reflective Action Planning for Teachers will be of great benefit. The book demonstrates how secondary and primary teachers can contribute fully to the improvement of their school, while pursuing their own continued professional development and gaining accreditation through school-based work. It provides guidelines for school managers, higher education tutors, external consultants and LEA advisors establishing school-based support, and gives tried and tested flexible proformas, checklists and other practical tools that are ideal for training, INSET or a personal audit.

Teachers Leading Change

Author: Judy Durrant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900676
Format: PDF
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Within a theoretical & policy context, the authors offer practical guidance on integrating inquiry with practice, show how to encourage collaboration & critical dialogue within & between schools, & focus strongly on pupil, teacher & organizational learning.

Teacher Led Research

Author: Richard Churches
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1785830406
Format: PDF, Docs
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Please note: due to the tabular nature of some of the content, this ebook is best viewed on a larger screen. Teacher-led research can transform practice and enhance attainment and school improvement. Teacher-Led Research by Richard Churches and Eleanor Dommett equips teachers with the essential knowledge to design their own classroom research projects. With knowledge of scientific method, teachers can conduct their own research into areas of particular interest in their classrooms, taking control of education research and using it to inform their practice. Teachers can, for example, assess the impact of different pedagogies and prove which strategies work, which can ultimately enhance learning and attainment for pupils and drive whole-school improvement. New and innovative approaches led by teaching schools (outstanding schools following the model of teaching hospitals) are beginning to apply the same approaches used in clinical practice to their school improvement focused research work. In Teacher-Led Research you will learn how to apply similar approaches within your own classroom and in collaboration with others across different schools. Teacher-Led Research is a how-to guide for teachers, whether they use the term evidence-based, evidence-informed, evidence-engaged or evidence-led to describe the way they think about the challenge of making a difference to the learners they teach. Richard and Eleanor take teachers through the process of designing, implementing and writing up a study, encouraging them to focus on how they could apply this to their own context and interests. Teacher-Led Research provides an introduction to scientific method and guides teachers from research question to hypothesis, covers designing experimental research and implementing a study, and introduces the statistical concepts needed to analyse and write up research, enhancing teachers’ research literacy. Finally, it provides a guide to interpreting findings and writing up research. This is an essential guide for anyone wanting to conduct their own randomised controlled trials, carry out their own classroom-based studies, collaborate with other schools on projects or just better understand teacher-led research and what it could mean for their practice. This book will be of interest to anyone who is involved in school-level practitioner research, or who wishes to develop their skills in this area. It will also be of interest to teachers who are beginning university education qualifications.

Teacher Professional Development in Changing Conditions

Author: Douwe Beijaard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140203699X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents some highlights from the deliberations of the 2003 conference of the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT). Part 1 presents the five keynote addresses of the conference, while Parts 2 through 4 present selected papers related to each of three sub-themes: knowledge construction and learning to teach, perspectives on teachers’ personal and professional lives, and teachers’ workplace as context for learning. The chapters in this book provide an array of approaches to understanding the process of teacher learning within the current context of the changing workplace environment. They also provide an important international perspective on the complex issues revolving around the international educational reform movement. Basically, they show how teachers’ workplace (inside and outside schools) are more than ever subject to continuous change and that, subsequently, standards for teaching must be flexible to these changing conditions. This asks for a redefinition of teacher professionalism in which the role of context in teacher learning is emphasized as well as the improvement of the quality of teacher thinking and learning. Related to the ever-changing context of teaching, a dynamic approach to teaching and teacher learning is required, in which identity development is crucial. Researchers have an important role to play in revealing and explaining how teachers can build their professional identity, through self-awareness and reflection, in the ever-changing educational contexts throughout the world.

Learning to Lead Together

Author: Janet H. Chrispeels
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761928863
Format: PDF
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Teacher Action Research

Author: Gerald J. Pine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452278741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

The Power of Teacher Leaders

Author: Nathan Bond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317806840
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build organizational capacity. Written by leading educational researchers, each chapter of The Power of Teacher Leaders describes a different way that teachers are leading. Moving beyond the question of why teacher leaders are important and how such work is implemented, the contributing scholars to this collection offer a critical examination of the field by presenting original research, case studies, and programs in practice. Topics covered include how teachers become leaders, their wide-ranging leadership roles, and the effects of teacher leadership on student academic success and school communities. A cohesive edited collection, this book demonstrates how teacher leaders play an increasingly active role in the improvement of student learning, teacher professional development, and school climate.

The School Leader s Toolkit

Author: Mary Dawe
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446271641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'This is a practical, down-to-earth toolkit for a wide range of leadership areas, and the authors helpfully include practical examples and reflective exercises. Any new leader will appreciate this book' -Gillian Gee, GL Education 'This engaging and very practical book shows how leadership and management should "work" to help meet the challenge of raising pupil achievement' -Professor Peter Earley, Institute of Education This accessible and jargon-free book addresses key everyday topics faced by practising leaders. Providing hands-on examples and advice, the book shows you how to handle difficult decisions, resolve conflict, and prepare for Ofsted. Each chapter, written by a specialist in the area, contains: - bulleted chapter objectives - vignettes, thinking points, student quotes - case studies, figures and tables - ideas for best practice - further book and web reading This guide caters for leaders at any level, especially those undertaking further professional development and practice-based assessment. It will also be valuable to entry-level Master's students, and anyone on NPQH, Leadership Pathways and national programmes for headteachers and academy principals. Until recently Mary Dawe was Head of Leadership Development at The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at The Institute of Education, University of London. She is now an independent consultant.