School networks, knowledge circulation and school improvement: The ESXCEL project’s research agenda

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Abstract

ESCXEL Project – School Network for Excellence is a network of public schools in eight Portuguese municipalities, the respective local authorities and a research team in CICS.NOVA, an interdisciplinary centre of social sciences at Nova University of Lisbon. This paper presents ESCXEL’s activities in order to illustrate the roles of knowledge within a school network. Three main axes of ESCXEL’s activities are explored: a) benchmarking of results in national exams; b) collaborative learning in seminars and training; c) data collection, analysis and
dissemination for local planning. All of them illustrate new ways in which knowledge circulates among different actors involved in the political process, pointing not only to regulation mechanisms of school practices but also to the potential use of knowledge as a resource to define problems and action plans at the local level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworks, communities and partnerships in education: actors, goals and results
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference of the ESCXEL Project
EditorsEva Gonçalves, Susana Batista
Place of PublicationLisboa
Publisher CICS.NOVA - ESXCEL Project
Pages67-77
Number of pages10
Volume7
ISBN (Print)978-989-97702-6-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventFirst International Conference of the ESCXEL Project -
Duration: 27 Nov 201429 Nov 2014

Conference

ConferenceFirst International Conference of the ESCXEL Project
Period27/11/1429/11/14

Keywords

  • School
  • Escxel Project
  • Network

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