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Hardy, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Drawing upon research into a case study of teacher inquiry in one school in Queensland, Australia, recent theorising into professional practice, and relevant literature on teachers' learning, this article reveals the complexity and particularity of teacher inquiry processes in support of teachers' learning. Specifically, the research reveals how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Case Studies
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Hardy, Ian; Boyle, Christopher – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper draws upon and critiques the Australian federal government's website "My School" as an archetypal example of the current tendency to abstract and quantify educational practice. Arguing in favour of a moral philosophical account of educational practice, the paper reveals how the "My School" website reduces complex…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Federal Government, Teaching Methods
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Hardy, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This paper argues that neoliberal and managerial pressures external to the teaching profession, as well as more progressive and democratic approaches internal to the profession, have simultaneously influenced professional development policy and practice in Australia. In making this case, the paper reviews the nature of the teacher professional…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Educational Policy