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The Relationship between Departments as Professional Communities and Student Achievement in Secondary Schools
This study explores the relationship of mathematics departments perceived as professional communities and student achievement in Dutch secondary schools. The findings reveal that those departments that focus on reflective dialogue, collaborative activity, shared vision and student achievement are associated with successful schools and higher student achievement.
Updated: Feb. 16, 2012
The current paper examines the design of a professional development model. The purpose of this model is to improve student achievement. The model has been designed by combining and supplementing elements from school-improvement literature and existing professional development models. The combined elements resulted in six aspects which incorporated in a new model which includes presentation of theory, demonstration of skills, practice in a secure environment, pre-conference, observation and post-conference.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2011
New Regimes of Truth: The Impact of Performative School Self Evaluation Systems on Teachers' Professional Identities
This paper develops a Foucauldian analysis of interview data from a single case study site to illustrate the ways that new regimes of truth are created within schools and to consider the impact of disciplinary systems on teachers' professional identities.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009
School-Based Teacher Collaboration in Sweden and Greece: Formal Cooperation, Deprivatized Practices and Personalized Interaction in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools
The goal of the study is to highlight teacher collaboration in Sweden and Greece utilizing nationwide surveys with physical education teachers in both countries. The sample consisted of 707 Swedish and 451 Greek professionals. The presentation of the results is connected with issues of formal cooperation, deprivatized practices and personalized interaction in four teachers groups: primary and lower secondary schools in Sweden and in Greece. According to the data, formal cooperation and deprivatized practices occur more frequently in Sweden than in Greece. However, personalized interaction is rather high in Greek lower secondary schools.
Updated: Apr. 27, 2009
This article presents a study in which teachers describe the working situation at their school. The goal of the study was to find out in what respects the school needed to be developed. This was a case study and the method for collecting data was focus group dialogues.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009