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ERIC Number: EJ804764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1365-4802
Helping Schools to Know Themselves: Exploring Partnerships between Schools and Higher Education Institutions to Generate Trustful, Critical Dialogue for Review and Development
Durrant, Judy; Dunnill, Richard; Clements, Simon
Improving Schools, v7 n2 p151-170 2004
This article examines three projects in which a Higher Education Institution (HEI) worked in partnership with individual secondary schools to support school self-review. Each project was designed and negotiated to meet the needs of the school. External "visitors" from the HEI worked alongside teachers to gather evidence and develop critical and reflective dialogue as well as working to identify and explore the perspectives of students/learners and other members of the school community. Evidence was presented back to the schools in a variety of forms, supporting accumulation of knowledge through dialogue. The article's discussion is based on a meeting involving representatives of the HEI and the schools, in which the processes and outcomes of the three projects were examined to consider the values of this kind of approach and the lessons learnt. Issues and challenges both for Higher Education and for schools were identified to foster the use of evidence and dialogue in supporting school improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom