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dc.contributor.authorPriestley, Marken_UK
dc.contributor.authorBiesta, G J Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Sarahen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe Teacher Agency and Curriculum Change project began in March 2011, and will run until May 2012. The project is conducted at the University of Stirling, in partnership with a Scottish Local Authority. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research team is:  Dr Mark Priestley (Principal Investigator),  Professor Gert Biesta (Co-Investigator),  Dr Sarah Robinson (Research Fellow). The project comprises a number of in-depth ethnographic case studies in three Scottish schools (primary and secondary). The immediate context for the research is the implementation of Scotland's new Curriculum for Excellence, a policy that aims to change the structure, content and method of Scottish education, and which is an example of modern curricular reform in which teachers are explicitly positioned as agents of change. The project focuses on the ways in which and the extent to which experienced teachers achieve agency in their day to day working contexts, against the background of the introduction of the new curriculum, and on the factors that promote or inhibit such agency. The project has two key aims: to trial a set of methodologies for identifying the factors that impact upon teacher agency, to develop an understanding of key factors that impact upon such agency in contexts of educational change. This paper is one of a series of working papers being produced as part of the research. This, along with other working papers (as they become available) may be downloaded from the project website at
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.relationPriestley M, Biesta GJJ & Robinson S (2012) Teachers as agents of change: An exploration of the concept of teacher agency.
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dc.titleTeachers as agents of change: An exploration of the concept of teacher agencyen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderEconomic and Social Research Councilen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInitial Teacher Education - LEGACYen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEducation Management and Support - LEGACYen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectTeacher agency and curriculum changeen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorPriestley, Mark|0000-0001-8276-7771en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBiesta, G J J|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRobinson, Sarah|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectES/I006907/1|Economic and Social Research Council|
local.rioxx.filenameWhat is teacher agency- final.pdfen_UK
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