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Teachers Leading Change
Doing Research for School Improvement

First Edition
  • Judy Durrant - Canterbury Christ Church University, England
  • Gary Holden - Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

October 2005 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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.


 
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?

 

`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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Appendices