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Zeng, Yan; Day, Christopher – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2019
This mixed method research explores the contexts, purposes, forms, practices, and effects of school provided collaborative professional development (PD) as experienced by teachers working in primary and secondary schools in England and Shanghai. The research is part of a larger partnership pilot study by the University of Nottingham and Shanghai…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Day, Christopher – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
The work of leaders in schools takes place in shifting and sometimes conflicting reform contexts which tend to increase and intensify their professional work and personal lives as they seek to influence a range of stakeholder groups and individuals in processes of school improvement. Such diverse and sometimes competing demands of policy, local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Resilience (Psychology), Instructional Leadership
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Day, Christopher; Gu, Qing – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2009
Whilst much research on teachers' lives has focussed on their early years in the profession, much less attention has been paid to those in their later years, so called "veteran" teachers. Yet, many of these are likely to hold positions of responsibility in the school, receive greater remuneration and have experienced the impact of more…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, National Surveys, Foreign Countries, Experienced Teachers
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Day, Christopher; Stobart, Gordon; Sammons, Pam; Kington, Alison – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2006
The VITAE project is a four-year (2001-2005) research study, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills, conducted with 300 teachers in 100 schools in seven local education authorities in England. The project aimed to identify factors that may affect their work and lives over time and how these factors may, in turn, impact on their…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Foreign Countries