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Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity

Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity
Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity
Drawing on evidence gathered as a result of collaborative action research carried out in 8 secondary schools in 3 European countries, this paper proposes an innovative strategy for helping teachers respond positively to learner diversity. The strategy merges the idea of lesson study with an emphasis on listening to the views of students. The research suggests that it is this latter emphasis that makes the difference as far as responding to learner diversity is concerned. It is this that brings a critical edge to the process that has the potential to challenge teachers to go beyond the sharing of existing practices in order to invent new possibilities for engaging students in their lessons. The paper also considers some of the difficulties involved in using this strategy.
diversity, action research, teacher development, students voices
0924-3453
45-61
Messiou, K.
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Messiou, K., Ainscow, M., Echeita, G., Goldrick, S., Hope, M., Paes, I., Sandoval, M., Simon, C. and Vitorino, T. (2016) Learning from differences: a strategy for teacher development in respect to student diversity. [in special issue: Using inquiry-based approaches for equitable school improvement] School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 27 (1), 45-61. (doi:10.1080/09243453.2014.966726).

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Drawing on evidence gathered as a result of collaborative action research carried out in 8 secondary schools in 3 European countries, this paper proposes an innovative strategy for helping teachers respond positively to learner diversity. The strategy merges the idea of lesson study with an emphasis on listening to the views of students. The research suggests that it is this latter emphasis that makes the difference as far as responding to learner diversity is concerned. It is this that brings a critical edge to the process that has the potential to challenge teachers to go beyond the sharing of existing practices in order to invent new possibilities for engaging students in their lessons. The paper also considers some of the difficulties involved in using this strategy.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 January 2016
Published date: 2016
Keywords: diversity, action research, teacher development, students voices
Organisations: Southampton Education School

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Local EPrints ID: 375175
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375175
ISSN: 0924-3453
PURE UUID: 9883769a-80e4-4690-9439-054f4a329679
ORCID for K. Messiou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3412-3108

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Date deposited: 13 Mar 2015 14:28
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 00:35

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Author: K. Messiou ORCID iD
Author: M. Ainscow
Author: G. Echeita
Author: S. Goldrick
Author: M. Hope
Author: I. Paes
Author: M. Sandoval
Author: C. Simon
Author: T. Vitorino

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