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dc.contributor.authorDowling, Simonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-09T12:26:36Z
dc.date.available2016-03-09T12:26:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-29en
dc.identifier.citationDowling. Management in Education (2016), 30(1), pp. 29-34. doi: 10.1177/0892020615619666en
dc.identifier.issn0892-0206
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254271
dc.description.abstractThis article reports findings from the first year of a longitudinal, mixed-methods case study of a large Teaching School Alliance in England. This national initiative is intended to drive improvement at system level by grouping schools around formally-designated Teaching Schools. These ‘alliances’ work collaboratively to share learning, excellent practice and innovative ideas, principally in teacher education and development. Focused on the influence of one alliance on continuing professional development, this study identified significant leadership challenges in establishing and promoting the new alliance and its work. The policy aim of system level improvement may be difficult to achieve practically in an environment where teaching staff lack agency in their professional development. It is suggested that school leaders need to ensure wide knowledge among their staffs about professional development activity generated by a new alliance, and to ensure that such activity both meets staff needs and goes beyond existing provision.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectallianceen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten
dc.subjectsystem-level improvementen
dc.subjectteaching schoolsen
dc.titleProfessional development and the teaching schools experiment in England: Leadership challenges in an alliance’s first yearen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Sage via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0892020615619666en
prism.endingPage34
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameManagement in Educationen
prism.startingPage29
prism.volume30en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0892020615619666en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-12-29en
dc.contributor.orcidDowling, Simon [0000-0001-8231-0878]
dc.identifier.eissn1741-9883
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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