This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 3,
Author(s): May Britt Postholm, " A Completed Research and Development Work Project in School: The Teachers’ Learning and Possibilities, Premises and Challenges for Further Development", Pages 560-568, Copyright Elsevier (April 2011)
This paper is based on a follow-up study of a research and development work project with school leaders and teachers conducted in a lower secondary school in Norway.
The goal of this article is to present an understanding of what the practitioners find they have learned during the project and how they experience the situation with regard to development about two years after the project has ended.
The author concludes that continuity in both leadership and the teaching staff means that the involved practitioners can develop an identity with a common objective over time, and that development can then be seen as improvement.