THE POLICY LANDSCAPE. Bob Burstow King’s College, London. Policy is Good. The “Researcher Teacher” as a criterion of the Big Six for Teaching Schools ResearchEd13 in September and subsequent versions How much is one related to the other?
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King’s College, London
“English education policy has come full-circle
– In the nineteenth century, the English state hesitantly and slowly moved from a patchwork education system of many providers to a national system locally provided.
- In the twenty-first century, the English state is moving back towards a patchwork of many providers with enhanced institutional autonomies and marginalising the role of local delivery and coordination”
Stephen J. Ball (2012): The reluctant state and the beginning of the end of state education, Journal of Educational Administration and History, 44:2, 89-103
(Brown, Collins and Duguis 1989)
Additionally include pedagogic interventions such as engaging with theories of learning and expert knowledge, critical reflection, enquiry and investigation. These help trainee teachers to understand the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of practice and make the thinking behind practice visible. (Collins, Brown and Holum 1991)
Learning through participation in practice in combination with mentoring or coaching to address day-to-day problems arising from practice.
Key findings abut effective teaching and professional learning
Evolution or Fragmentation
Leap forwards or “Sideways” Step
Burstow, B. & Maguire, M. 2013.
Disentangling What it Means to be a Teacher in the Twenty-first Century: Policy and Practice in Teachers’ Continuous Professional Learning.
In: Mcnamara, O. (Ed.) Teacher Learning in the Workplace: widening perspectives on practice and policy. London: Springer.