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ERIC Number: EJ893256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
School Culture and Postgraduate Professional Development: Delineating the "Enabling School"
Arthur, Linet; Marland, Harriet; Pill, Amanda; Rea, Tony
Professional Development in Education, v36 n3 p471-489 Sep 2010
The culture of the "enabling school" is investigated within the context of the government's policy of continuing professional development and postgraduate professional development for teachers in England. This context is problematised by considering teachers' conceptualisations of their professional autonomy, status and personal expertise. A small purposive sample of schools and colleges provided the case studies for this research. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with teachers and continuing professional development leaders in each of four institutions. Cultures that delineate the enabling school--the leader/led culture, the mentoring/coaching culture, the collegial culture and the practical imperative culture--are identified and discussed. The research was made possible by a grant from ESCalate. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)