An investigation of the contribution school information systems make to teaching and learning

Webb, Lesley A S (2010) An investigation of the contribution school information systems make to teaching and learning. Doctoral thesis (EdD), University of Sussex.

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This thesis presents an investigation of the contribution school information
management systems make to teaching and learning based on qualitative and
quantitative research in the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
addressed the question of whether information systems contribute to teaching and
learning and to the mission of the school; to what extent their adoption forms part
of an emphasis on performativity and school improvement or on the transformation
of the teaching and learning agenda. In the course of the research a further
question was posed which sought to identify how practice in this area could be
improved to support teaching and learning better.

The research built on a critical analytical study which took the form of a Systematic
Review of the literature. Initial research drew on data from a sample of Guernsey
teachers, an Education Department manager and the Director of the company that
produces the Schools Information Management System. This was followed by a
collaborative action research project in one school involving the Headteacher, the
Senior Leadership Team, other Teachers, Students, Administrative Staff and
Parents/Carers. Consistent with this approach the position adopted by the
researcher was non-neutral: she does not control environment and knowledge was
constructed along with those that participated in the research.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2011 13:27
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 15:11

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