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Designing the Learning-centred School : A Cross-cultural Perspective - Clive Dimmock

Designing the Learning-centred School

A Cross-cultural Perspective

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1999
ISBN: 9780750708494
Number Of Pages: 320

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Schools are expected and challenged to achieve student outcomes commensurate with the abilities of all students, but few are capable of this. This book demonstrates that present school structures and processes need to be redesigned, and suggests ways of reforming schools to enhance student outcomes. The author suggests that a holistic approach that integrates all facets of school life - learning, teaching, curriculum, school structures, resources, leadership and management - is needed. A practical and coherent model is used, underpinned by research evidence of what works and how practitioners can apply best practice to improvements for student outcomes.

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"The strength of the book is the comprehensive and critical review of the current U.S., British, and Australian research literature in relation to each of the elements of his design model, such as the school effectiveness and school improvement research." -Comparative Education Review

Designing the learning-centred school
Designing learning-centred schools: Models, frameworks and precepts
Recognising societal culture in school design: A cross-cultural comparative approach
Initiating the re-design process: Creating the school culture
Designing the curriculum
Focusing on student learning
Targeting informed learning
Integrating computer learning
Building supportive organisational structures
Developing personnel and financial resources policies
Evaluating teachers' performance
Learning-centred leadership
Community connectivity and consistency in the learning-centred school
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ISBN: 9780750708494
ISBN-10: 0750708492
Series: Student Outcomes and the Reform of Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd December 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1

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