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Gray, Carol – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
There is much current debate about the purpose and usefulness of educational research and the perceived communication gap between teaching professionals and academic researchers. UK government intervention into initial teacher education has in recent decades contributed to this divide by favouring school-based training. The most common route into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Graduate Students
Hardy, Ian – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
"The Politics of Teacher Professional Development: Policy, Research and Practice" provides innovative insights into teachers' continuing development and learning in contemporary western contexts. Rather than providing a list of "how-tos" and "must dos," this volume is premised on the understanding that by learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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McGinity, Ruth; Gunter, Helen M. – Improving Schools, 2012
Building on a decade of a school-university partnership we report on a current project that is examining the development of a learning policy within Kingswood High School. We focus specifically on the development of a learning culture, and we examine how parents and children are working productively within the official policy. Using empirical data…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Improvement
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Perryman, Jane – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2011
This paper outlines the methodological issues I faced during my research as a "returning native" in an English secondary school. The empirical research took the form of a three-year case study and used some ethnographic methods, as it comprised interviews carried out over a period of three academic years in the school in which I was once…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Secondary Schools, Urban Schools
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Frankham, Jo; Edwards-Kerr, Deon – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2009
This paper draws on case study research with Lee who had been permanently excluded from an urban secondary school in England. It begins with two extended extracts from the case study in order to illustrate the challenges the principal researcher, Deon, faced in the day-to-day conduct of the work. The section that follows engages in a reflexive…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools
Halsey, Karen; Gulliver, Caroline; Johnson, Annie; Martin, Kerry Martin; Kinder, Kay – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2005
Behaviour and Education Support Teams (BESTs) are multi-agency teams, which bring together a range of professionals, working to support schools, families and children (aged 5 to 18) who present or are at risk of developing emotional, behavioural and/or attendance problems. Teams include professionals from the fields of education, social care,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Educational Research, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
Plewis, Ian; Preston, John – 2001
This document presents the key principles underpinning effective evaluations as applied to policy initiatives in the field of lifelong learning (LL) and the various methods available to implement them. The following are among the topics discussed in Chapters 1-6: (1) the distinction between monitoring, modeling, and evaluation and considerations…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness
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Bloomer, Martin; Hodkinson, Phil – British Educational Research Journal, 2000
Draws upon a longitudinal research project that focused on learning career transformations. Explains that the study initially involved Year 11 students (n=79) from secondary schools in England. Focuses specifically on the case of student Amanda Ball, considering the implications for understanding learning. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Individual Development
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Hutchinson, Barry – British Educational Research Journal, 1991
Explores relationships between various types of research and the implications for teacher/student dialogue. Discusses H. F. Gadamar's view of tradition as text. Suggests Active Tutorial Work strategies may not be engaging student/teacher dialogue. States teachers must take a more active role in initiating dialogue. (NL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Research
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Heward, Christine – History of Education Quarterly, 1989
Examines the introduction of compulsory school attendance in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter (England) following the 1870 Education Act in order to explore class relations and the role of education. Demonstrates the significance of viewing children and parents as agents who initiate activities relative to compulsory school requirements. (KO)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Compulsory Education, Educational History