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dc.contributor.authorBeamish, Wendi
dc.contributor.authorBryer, Fiona
dc.contributor.editorDavid Patterson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:53:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:53:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2014-07-28T06:52:17Z
dc.identifier.issn10386475
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49337
dc.description.abstractResearch into best practice in special education has concentrated on the identification and description of practice standards against which schools can evaluate their performance and thereby guide collective efforts toward program improvement. A Queensland special school wanted to update an Australian listing of basic indicators of best educational practice for students with significant disabilities (Beamish, 1992) that they has used for over a decade. This paper reports the Participatory Action Research (PAR) process undertaken by this school to develop a contemporary listing in partnership with university colleagues. Two cycles of the process took two years. In the first cycle, staff engaged in a systematic review of the original listing and then generated new teaching practices for their school. In the second cycle, staff refined the emergent listing through internal consultation. Key learnings from this PAR experience were commitment to the reciprocities of PAR process, the value of active administrative support, and the critical leadership role of teachers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent499454 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAustralian Association of Special Education Inc.
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aase.edu.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=103
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom21
dc.relation.ispartofpageto33
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSpecial Education Perspectives
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleCo-researching best practice in an Australian special school: The process of participatory action research
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 Australian Association of Special Education. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBryer, Fiona K.
gro.griffith.authorBeamish, Wendi I.


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