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Title: An investigation of the contribution school information systems make to teaching and learning
Author: Webb, Lesley A. S.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 5163
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2010
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: L Education (General) ; LF Individual institutions (Europe)