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Prof. Christopher Day – ELLTA Association

Prof. Christopher Day

Prof. Christopher Day

University of Nottingham, UK

Emeritus Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Co-Director, Teacher and Leadership Research Centre (TLRC)

University of Nottingham, UK

Adjunct Professor, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Visiting Professor at the InHolland University, The Netherlands

  • His particular concerns centre upon the continuing development of teachers, teacher effectiveness, teachers’ lives and work, successful school leadership, learning networks, action research and change
  • Leads the Teachers’ Work and Lives and School Leadership Research groups in the Centre for Research in Schools and Communities
  • Worked as a teacher, lecturer and local education authority adviser
  • During the last twenty years, he has extended his writing and international experience through national, European and international research projects and consultancy in Europe, the Americas and Australasia, including keynote addresses and paper presentations at several national and international conferences.
  • Editor, ‘Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice’
  • Member, Editorial Board, The British Educational Research Journal
  • Recently completed directing a four year DfES funded research on variations in teachers’ work, lives and effectiveness; and co-directing a DfES project on the evaluation of CPD; a nine country European project on successful principals in schools in challenging urban contexts; a national project on school leadership and pupil outcomes; and a national project on effective classroom teaching
  • Currently directing an 15 country project on successful school principalship
  • His books have been published in several languages and include: The International Handbook of Teacher and School development (2012) ; New Understandings of Teachers’ Work: Emotions and Educational Change (2011); The New Lives of Teachers (2009) Teachers Matter (2007) Open University Press; Successful Principalship: International Perspectives (2007); A Passion for Teaching (2004) London: Falmer; International Handbook of the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers (2004), Maidenhead, Open University Press and others
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Linkoping, Sweden (1993)
  • Awarded the Michael Huberman Award for excellence in research on teachers by the American Educational Research Association (2010)
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