The aim of the study is to inquire into teachers work with school development. By studying teachers’ initiative, elaboration, accomplishment and judgment of processes in school development, it is a goal to gain knowledge about possibilities and restrictions for school development. What enables and restrict teachers in their work with these processes? This project will seek to understand the teachers practice in relation to a structural level. Educational policies influence on the teachers’ way of carry on their profession, is of interest. The project will study and compare educational policies and teachers´ conceptions of own professionalism on these issues. Data materials of current interest are policy documents, interview with teachers and observations of teachers practice. The aim is to contribute with knowledge for the discussion and construction of the role of the teacher.
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