ERIC Number: EJ933069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Sustained Classroom Observation: What Does It Reveal about Changing Teaching Practices?
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v35 n3 p317-337 2011
In the context of the tension between classroom observation as a form of empowerment and as an instrument of control, the partnership between three 16-19 colleges and a university School of Education in delivering a programme of sustained observation over eight years is explicated. Drawing on the literature about continuing professional development (CPD) and the use of classroom observation as a developmental and inspection tool, the principles and processes that underpin the programme are explained. Content analysis of 924 reports of classroom observations is undertaken to establish two areas where changes in practice can be relatively easily achieved and two areas that are more resistant.
Descriptors: Observation, Content Analysis, Teaching Methods, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Meta Analysis, Research Reports, Partnerships in Education, Quality Control, Empowerment, Professional Continuing Education, Instructional Development, Quality Assurance
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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