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ERIC Number: EJ823250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Best Practice Researched: Teachers' Expectations of the Impact of Doing Research in Their Classrooms and Schools
Campbell, Anne; Jacques, Kate
Teacher Development, v7 n1 p75-90 Mar 2003
This article will draw on an investigation of teachers' research in a small-scale project involving 19 schools in the North West region of England. The teachers engaged in the research were funded by a government initiative, the Best Practice Research Scholarships Programme, and were mentored and tutored by university staff. The sample is very small and the teachers elected to participate in the data collection. From analyses of questionnaires and semi-structured interview data emerge teachers' expectations and reports of the impact of doing research in classrooms and schools. Common themes in investigating good classroom practice and professional development can be explored and identified. Issues discussed include the development of teaching strategies, pupil achievement, teacher collaboration and school improvement, mentoring and support roles undertaken by tutorial staff in the university in support of teachers' research. Finally, a number of issues will be discussed which have implications for the current debate about teachers' research and raise questions for the future. The authors' comments relate only to a limited part of the professional development activity of a small group of teachers engaging in classroom-based research, but hopefully they are both illustrative and indicative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)