A complement to Researching Schools by the same authors, this book provides readers with a strong theoretical framework for school-based research as well as valuable advice on the ways in which networks of specialist groups can work together to create a broad-ranging approach to educational research. Through a critical examination of existing research and current thinking, the authors draw out implications for the effective policy and practice of school-based research.
Illustrated throughout with case studies and including a full and detailed literature review, this book will be a vital resource for all academics pursuing research into education.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Schools learning through networking and researching Section 1. The Foundations of Networking Practitioner Research: Researching Schools, Collaboration and Networks Chapter 2. Researching Schools Chapter 3. Teachers learning through collaboration in schools Chapter 4. Networking schools Chapter 5. Key questions emerging from the Literature on Networking Practitioner Research Section 2. Studies of Researching Network Chapter 6. A review of previous studies of researching networks Chapter 7 Blackburn with Darwen Leading into Learning Networked Community: Aligning, Captaining and Collaborating through Research and Enquiry Chapter 8 Bristol Opportunity Networked Learning Community: Learning to Research, Researching To Learn Chapter 9 Hartlepool Networked Learning Community: The Journey of Enquiry Chapter 10 Cambridge SUPER Networked Learning Community: A Schools-University Partnership for Educational Research Chapter 11 South West London Networked Learning Community: Collaborating in Action Research Chapter 12 Surrey LIFE Networked Learning Community: Learning (and Research) Is For Everyone Chapter 13 Researching in Networks - The Views of Practitioners Chapter 14 Key Questions Emerging from Studies of Researching Networks Section 3 A Way Forward Chapter 15 Networks of Researching Schools: A Way Forward