Professional learning from the inside - teachers as agents of school improvement: a principal's case study

Evans, Linda Anne (2015) Professional learning from the inside - teachers as agents of school improvement: a principal's case study. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study considered the relationship between professional learning, teacher agency and school improvement. Specifically, it explored the principal's role in supporting teacher agency in their professional learning. It found that, with appropriate pressure and support from principals, school improvement for the betterment of student learning is attainable through teacher professional learning that is based 'within' a school. Particularly, it ascertained that schools need to give greater attention to the allocation of time for teacher professional learning, specifically: time before, during and after professional learning activities. Privileging time efficiently and effectively, heightens teacher agency in their learning.

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ID Code: 82028
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Davis, Julie, Bourke, Theresa, & Ehrich, Lisa
Keywords: professional learning, teacher agency, school improvement, principal leadership, time
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2015 06:21
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:50

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