Teachers' networks in and out of school

Carmichael, Patrick; Fox, Alison; McCormick, Robert; Procter, Richard and Honour, Leslie (2006). Teachers' networks in and out of school. Research Papers in Education, 21(2) pp. 217–234.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02671520600615729


A 'mapping task' was used to explore the networks available to head teachers, school coordinators and local authority staff. Beginning from an ego-centred perspective on networks, we illustrate a number of key analytic categories, including brokerage, formality, and strength and weakness of links with reference to a single UK primary school. We describe how teachers differentiate between the strength of network links and their value, which is characteristically related to their potential impact on classroom practice.

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