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1st Edition

Networking Practitioner Research

ISBN 9780415388467
Published December 20, 2007 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Colleen McLaughlin is Senior Lecturer at theFaculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Kristine Black-Hawkins is Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Donald McIntyre is the Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Andrew Townsend is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Warwick, UK.


" This is a very valuable book for anyone who is deeply interested in or responsible for professional learning through research and enquiry... it will provoke thought and incite reflection if read with an open mind." - Learning and Teaching Update