Research engagement for the school teacher and its role in the education community

Jonathan Firth* (Corresponding Author), Education in the North

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Abstract

This feature article discusses whether teacher professionalism can and should include research engagement as part of a broader conception of the teacher's role. The importance of teachers' awareness of research is considered, and an argument is put forward that more active forms of research engagement are likely to have better outcomes in terms of professional learning and skills. The various forms that teacher research could take are briefly discussed, and the establishment of a research centre at the author's school is presented as one possible model for increasing teachers' research engagement. Barriers to teacher research are also considered
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalEducation in the North
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Teacher research
  • professionalism
  • autonomy
  • evidence-based practice
  • schools

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