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Effective Schooling for the Community : Core-Plus Education - Tony Townsend

Effective Schooling for the Community

Core-Plus Education

By: Tony Townsend, Jack Minzey (Foreword by)

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Published: 16th December 1993
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This book offers a new perspective on the management of schools by bringing together the knowledge and understanding of school effectiveness and community education. Tony Townsend argues that the core activity of the school, to provide a learning environment for children, should be supplemented by educational activities that service the needs of the community as a whole. He offers a model for the development of the core-plus' school, including practical ideas for school leaders to build strategies for improving school programme possiblities and processes to encourage greater community involvement.

"Not only is his vision provocative, but his rationale is unique... He offers detailed descriptions of implementation and design concerns such as ice-breaking activities, structures for governing the core-plus school, methods for surveying a community to identify members' priorities and guidelines for brainstorming.." -"Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1996

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: an International Perspective on School Effectivenessp. 1
The Effective School: towards a Framework of Understandingp. 27
Community Perceptions of Effective Schoolsp. 57
Effective Schools: The Case Studiesp. 81
The Core-Plus Schoolp. 104
Developing the Core-Plus School: a Model for Actionp. 120
Leadership in the Core-Plus Schoolp. 141
Process Issues for Core-Plus Educationp. 155
From Community Needs to Core-Plus Policiesp. 176
Programmes in the Core-Plus Schoolp. 198
Financing and Managing the Core-Plus Schoolp. 213
Afterword: A Vision for the Next Centuryp. 225
Bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 240
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ISBN: 9780415104180
ISBN-10: 0415104181
Series: Educational Management Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1