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Analysing the Growth Trajectories and Experiences of Teachers Participating in Practitioner Inquiry

T Bowles, R Dunn, J Hattie

European Educational Research Association | Published : 2017


With schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland required to implement a new National Curriculum, it is timely to explore how other systems have approached such a large-scale undertaking. In the United States, schools have been working with a national curriculum, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), for the past 6 years. The introduction of the CCSS has led schools, districts and systems to intensify their focus on teacher professional learning to ensure the standards are implemented with rigour and fidelity. There is evidence to suggest that some traditional professional learning practices are ineffective in the modern workplace, as they do not provide the depth of learning requir..

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