Strategies for Improving Communication between Teachers and School students about Learning: a university/school collaborative research project

Haggarty, Linda and Postlethwaite, Keith (2002). Strategies for Improving Communication between Teachers and School students about Learning: a university/school collaborative research project. Educational Action Research, 10(3) 449 -478.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09650790200200195

Abstract

The research reported here is the result of a collaborative project between a group of teachers in a secondary school and two university lecturers. The group has been meeting for several years and the issue of trying to improve communication arose as a result of findings from a previous study in the school. After reviewing the literature, we were able to identify actions for teachers to trial in the school and, following data collection and analysis, we were able to refine those actions for widespread adoption in the school. We were also able to identify issues that required further exploration. The research exemplifies a way in which university and school staff can engage in collaborative, high quality research. It also identifies some of the complexities involved for schools and teachers as they try to improve practice.

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