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dc.contributor.authorPassy, R
dc.contributor.authorOvenden-Hope, T
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T15:09:49Z
dc.date.available2017-03-08T15:09:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8601
dc.description.abstract

This project was a qualitative longitudinal research study into cultural and structural change in an English secondary school. The schools’ consistent underperformance led to its conversion to ‘academy’ status as part of a development under the Labour administration of 1997-2010. The Labour policy for academisation was designed first, to challenge the culture of underachievement in areas of high deprivation and secondly, to encourage schools to play a part in local community regeneration. Our research began at the point of conversion to academy status, and we have subsequently visited the school each year to interview senior leadership, teaching staff and a sample of pupils to investigate their views on continuity and change within the institution and the impact on their own roles. Wider context for the research has been provided by annual publicly-available performance data and academy documentation. In this case-study report we consider research design and some methodological issues that we encountered during the data collection. We show how trust is an essential ingredient between researchers and participants for the project to yield rich and interesting data.

dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSage
dc.subjectLongitudinal qualitative research
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectManaging educational change
dc.titleClass of 2010: a qualitative longitudinal study of an English secondary school that became an academy
dc.typebook
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473989122
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
dc.identifier.doi10.4135/9781473989122
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA23 Education
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
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