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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 (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02671520600615729
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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0267-1522
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16693
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2009 09:44
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16693
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