Obstacles at the Work of Teachers and Innovators Based on the Results of Educational Research Cover Image

Bariery w pracy nauczycieli oraz innowatorów edukacyjnych na podstawie wyników badań pedagogicznych
Obstacles at the Work of Teachers and Innovators Based on the Results of Educational Research

Author(s): Monika Modrzejewska-Świgulska, Aleksandra Chmielińska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, School education
Published by: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: barriers in education; barriers of innovations; teachers; innovators; semi-structured interviews; group interviews

Summary/Abstract: The article is of a research report, presenting the results of studies carried out in teaching teams/school councils and educational innovators. The basic aim of the studies was to collect teachers’ opinions on their everyday work and, more precisely, on the barriers/difficulties they experience, the recognized psycho-social resources, the needs and fears related to their work. In the studies carried out among 42 teaching councils, group unstructured interviews were applied and some coaching tools to moderate the discussions in bigger groups. The second example of research presents the results of unstructured interviews carried out among innovators recognized in the Polish educational circles. The innovators were asked to talk about their career path and there were certain significant narration elements related to their working environment (difficulties, fears, psycho-social resources). In the empirical part of the article, the results of studies are quoted which concern the barriers/difficulties experienced by the teachers. The authors put forward the hypothesis that the barriers mentioned by the teachers are in fact obstacles in introducing and realizing creative and innovative activities, not only at the level of the class, but also within the whole school system. The researchers present a classification of those barriers experienced by their interlocutors and look for some common elements, as well as differences.

  • Issue Year: 13/2018
  • Issue No: 2 (48)
  • Page Range: 13-26
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish