A Teacher’s Investigation of Critical Incidents and the Re-Cognition of His Practice
This thesis employs teacher research as a methodology and uses critical incidents as a data source. These incidents were collected by an elementary school teacher over a school year and recorded in a personal journal. In this thesis many of those critical incidents are chronicled, reflected upon, and analyzed. The three central themes, and subsequent chapters that emerge, are about teacher collaboration, accountability, and leadership. The school involved was simultaneously participating in a compulsory province-wide initiative called School Accreditation. Under this initiative the staff of the school jointly read a text, On Common Ground by DuFour, Eaker and Dufour (2005). The findings and conclusions offer a teacher’s perspective on the day-to-day life of an elementary school as the staff attempts to become more of a Professional Learning Community.
Action Research , Education , Elementary School Teaching , School Improvement Programs , Leadership , Nova Scotia