Developing specialist leaders of education: a research engagement approach

CLOSE, Paul and KENDRICK, Ann (2018). Developing specialist leaders of education: a research engagement approach. Professional development in education.

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There has been little research to date on the continuing professional development needs of the several thousand Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) now designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership in England to work across schools as consultants on school-to-school support. This case study reports on the second and third stages of a four-stage research process designed to address these needs. The fi rst stage reported on the creation of a professional devel- opment framework for SLE ’ s using consultancy research. These middle stages test out this framework with a stakeholder group of SLEs, head- teachers and broker in a Teaching Schools Alliance. The fourth stage will track the implementation of professional development activities arising from these fi ndings. Apart from the speci fi c needs of SLE, this study will have wider relevance for all practitioners and researchers working in and with schools on leadership development using Research Engagement strategies and Joint Practice Development approaches in a so-called ‘ self- improving ’ school system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. **Journal IDs: pissn 1941-5257; eissn 1941-5265
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education
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SWORD Depositor: Margaret Boot
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 14:51
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 02:49

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