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Turner, Chris; Mitchell, Sue – Improving Schools, 2004
The purpose of this article is to present the findings from some empirical research carried out in 2002 among 200 staff working in 13 secondary schools in South Wales, concerning their views of the management of professional development. The findings indicated many of the significant differences between staff were gender-based. Female staff…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries, Staff Development, Professional Development
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Hancox, Grenville; Barnes, Jonathan – Improving Schools, 2004
In July and August 2003, five top UK universities offered a range of three-week summer schools to "gifted and talented" 11-16-year-olds. This initiative, heavily subsidized by the UK Government, who wish to push "the cream of the nation's pupils forward", used school holiday time to bring together nominated children from all…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Summer Schools, Gifted, Students
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Holmes, Darren – Improving Schools, 2004
The Hartlepool Networked Learning Community has focused on promoting teacher enquiry as a vehicle for professional learning and raising standards of achievement in schools. This article highlights how the enquiry programme was designed and managed. It describes the ways that teachers have approached their enquiry work, including how some of the…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Discourse Communities, Professional Development, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, Denis – Improving Schools, 2004
After issuing a flood of missives about education during its time in office, the Government is now actively encouraging the exploitation of creativity and offering schools the opportunity to be more flexible in their interpretation and teaching of the curriculum. This apparent change of heart has left school leaders and classroom practitioners…
Descriptors: Creativity, Test Results, School Law, Teaching Methods
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