Teachers' networks in and out of school
Honour, L., Carmichael, P., Fox, A., McCormick, R. and Procter, R. (2006) Teachers' networks in and out of school. Research Papers in Education, 21 (2 (special). pp. 217-234. ISSN 0267-1522
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A 'mapping task' was used to explore the networks available to head teachers, school coordinators and local authority staff. Beginning from an ego-centred perspective on networks, we illustrate a number of key analytic categories, including brokerage, formality, and strength and weakness of links with reference to a single UK primary school. We describe how teachers differentiate between the strength of network links and their value, which is characteristically related to their potential impact on classroom practice.