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ERIC Number: EJ811525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1367-4587
Turning the Corner: Towards a Model of Sustainable Collaborative Partnerships in Master's-Level Postgraduate Professional Development in England
Ibbotson, Julia
Journal of In-service Education, v34 n2 p165-179 Jun 2008
This paper outlines the approach of one higher education institution in England to the research dialogue involved in designing an M.A. Education programme that focuses on partnership collaborations in postgraduate professional development with school-based staff groups as a catalyst to sustainable school improvement. The paper draws on the model of communities of practice as a tool to support its argument. It identifies target areas to address: the identification, recognition and accommodation of individual school staff needs; constraints and tensions of participation; the benefits of workplace-based postgraduate professional development tailored to continuing professional development needs; and the value-added benefits of the programme over non-accredited in-service training. It also recognises the continuing dialogue needed to address emerging and changing needs and to assess the impact of the programme over a period of time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)