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Judging the impact of leadership-development activities on school practice

Bennett, Nigel and Marr, Alan (2003). Judging the impact of leadership-development activities on school practice. Educational Forum, 67(4) pp. 344–353.

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Abstract

The nature and effectiveness of professional-development activities should be judged in a way that takes account of
both the achievement of intended outcomes and the unintended consequences that may result. Our research project set out to create a robust approach that school staff members could use to assess the impact of
professional-development programs on leadership and management practice without being constrained in this judgment by the stated aims of the program. In the process,
we identified a number of factors and requirements relevant to a wider audience than that concerned with the development of leadership and management in England.
Such an assessment has to rest upon a clear understanding of educational leadership,a clearly articulated model of practice, and a clear model of potential forms of impact.
Such foundations, suitably adapted to the subject being addressed, are appropriate for assessing all teacher professional development.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0013-1725
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 305
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 16:15
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/305
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