The role of teacher research in continuing professional development

Margaret Kirkwood, Donald Christie

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This article sets out to examine the role of teacher research and enquiry in the professional development of teachers. The context derives from the initiative of the Scottish Executive to enhance the status and working conditions of teachers. We consider the extent to which continuing professional development activities arising out of the Chartered Teacher Programme encourage teachers to value research, equip them to become research-minded and support them to engage in research and enquiry in their own professional contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-448
Number of pages19
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • teacher research
  • continuing professional development
  • professional enquiry
  • collaboration
  • community of enquiry


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