This paper reports a case study conducted at a primary school in Shanghai. School-based research has been widely promoted in Shanghai as an effective way to enhance teacher capacity. However, teachers often fails on the shoulders of school principals to design effective strategies to involve teachers in research and so transform effective teacher learning in successful student learning. The case school is a successful example of this. With a strong belief in the importance of school-based research and other strategies to build a research culture, the principal has effectively turned around this high-needs school. Drawing data from interviews with the principal, vice principal, mid-level leaders and teachers, this paper explores the major strategies adopted by the school leaders and discusses the roles of school leadership in promoting school-based research to transform a school.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2016|