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THE FRAMEWORK FOR PARTICIPATION: A RESEARCH
TOOL FOR EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
ACHIEVEMENT AND INCLUSION IN SCHOOLS*
Achievement and Inclusion: Schools and Classrooms
‘The most powerful professional development is often undertaken locally, in teams, and is designed to lead to a tangible outcome in a school or cluster of schools. Self-evaluation, reflection and inquiry are in themselves potentially powerful tools for professional development. Similarly, individual teachers comparing and learning from each other’s practice through approaches such as peer observation are likely to have immediate impact’. (Donaldson 2011:96)
Quality and relevance of support from all partners is indeed crucial, as is the ability to act with integrity, remaining sensitively open and adaptive to the particular needs arising within the school context.