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Jolliffe, Wendy – Education 3-13, 2015
Cooperative learning (CL), in spite of extensive research and documented benefits, is not widely used in England. A review of the literature shows that it requires a staged and sustained approach to implementation, which has led to a gap between its potential and actual use. The case study cited here provides one example of bridging that gap…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration, Curriculum Implementation, Communities of Practice
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Stoll, Louise; McMahon, Agnes; Thomas, Sally – Journal of School Leadership, 2006
This article reports key findings from a 2-1/2-year mixed methodological study of professional learning communities, the first of its kind in England. In particular, the concept of effectiveness is explored as it relates to professional learning communities. We describe three ways in which effectiveness can be construed, arguing that any…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Faculty Development, Professional Development
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Parr, Graham – English in Australia, 2016
While some international histories of English education are inclined to characterise the 1966 Dartmouth seminar as initiating some kind of revolution, other accounts have positioned it as one important conversation amongst many. Using Raymond Williams' notion of a "long revolution", this short essay characterises Dartmouth as making a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Seminars
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Beckett, Lori – Australian Educational Researcher, 2011
This paper reports on the work of a small group of Education academics to build a professional learning community in a regional university in the north of England. Their efforts form part of a "Leading Learning" school-university partnership serving schools in disadvantaged communities in inner city Leeds. This is designed to support…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Vescio, Vicki; Ross, Dorene; Adams, Alyson – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2008
After an overview of the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs), this manuscript presents a review of 10 American studies and one English study on the impact of PLCs on teaching practices and student learning. Although, few studies move beyond self-reports of positive impact, a small number of empirical studies explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Webb, Rosemary; Vulliamy, Graham; Sarja, Anneli; Hamalainen, Seppo; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa – Oxford Review of Education, 2009
The article is a comparative analysis of the policy and practice of professional learning communities (PLCs) in primary schools in England and Finland. The concept of PLC has become a globally fashionable one and has been explicitly advocated in policy documents in both countries. Drawing from a database of qualitative semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Woolhouse, Clare; Cochrane, Matt – Improving Schools, 2009
This article reports on the initial findings of research carried out with a cohort of science teachers engaged in a professional development course at a northwest England university. The aim was to investigate how professional development was perceived by participants and explore the experiences of those who undertook the course. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Faculty Development
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Armour, Kathleen M.; Yelling, Martin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
This paper reports data from the third phase of a 2-year investigation into continuing professional development (CPD) for physical education teachers in England. The purpose of this phase was to examine the ways in which 10 case study teachers engaged in professional learning over the course of 1 academic year. Data were collected from a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Focus Groups
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Trotman, Dave – Professional Development in Education, 2009
This article discusses approaches to collaborative practice amongst primary school headteachers in the implementation of inter-school networks. "Learning networks" and "learning communities" have been subject to increasing educational attention in England as part of a broader policy shift in favour of collaborative approaches…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice
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Strathdee, Robert – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2007
Educational reformers in New Zealand and England have turned their attention towards network creation as a way of facilitating school improvement. The idea is that greater collaboration can drive school improvement through building professional learning communities, spreading best practice, and driving innovation in education. It is based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Innovation, Cooperation
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Fitzgerald, Tanya; Gunter, Helen – Management in Education, 2006
In this article, the authors focus on what is called "middle leadership" in schools in England and "middle management" in New Zealand. Their concern is that despite almost two decades since the introduction of site based management in both countries that devolved significant responsibility for the leadership of learning to…
Descriptors: School Culture, Middle Management, School Based Management, Foreign Countries
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Young, Jon; Harris, Alma – School Leadership & Management, 2000
The Improving the Quality for All project in England and the Manitoba School Improvement Program in Canada have demonstrated considerable success in working with schools. This article traces both programs' development, analyzes their different approaches, and reveals commonalities. Both programs encourage teacher collaboration and foster…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Youens, Bernadette; McCarthy, Susan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2007
Following the introduction of a National Curriculum for Science, all secondary science teachers in England need to be prepared to teach all aspects of a broad and balanced science curriculum. This is the second paper in which we explore science student teachers' subject knowledge development during a one-year postgraduate teacher preparation…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Tutors, Student Teachers