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Images Of Educational Change, Sc : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Herbert Altrichter

Images Of Educational Change, Sc

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9780335201884
Number Of Pages: 240

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This important book takes a fresh look at educational change - a concept which is in frequent use but rarely examined for the variety of meanings it conveys. It brings together the ideas of major educational change theorists from three continents, and invites the reader to explore the idea of educational change at a number of levels and from a variety of perspectives.

There is much talk about the pace of social change in, and the growing complexity of, industrial societies. In this book a number of well-known international researchers attempt to analyse the meaning of contemporary social change for education.

Particular emphasis is given to the implications for:

* the personal and social development of students * schools as organizations * the school curriculum * the teaching profession * educational policy formation * education research

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Educational change and policy formationp. 11
Economic change, educational policy formation and the role of the statep. 13
How education became nobody's businessp. 20
Developing under developing circumstances: the personal and social development of students and the process of schoolingp. 37
The relationship between social and educational changep. 53
Community, school change and strategic networkingp. 55
Social change and the individual: changing patterns of community and the challenge for schoolingp. 66
Social change, subject matter--and the teacherp. 75
Conceptualizing school change processesp. 85
Changing school culturesp. 87
Some elements of a micro-political theory of school developmentp. 99
Changing conceptions of action researchp. 111
Preparing teachers for creative engagement with educational changep. 123
Reflective education and school culture: the socialization of student teachersp. 125
Case study and case records: a conversation about the Hathaway Projectp. 136
Experts of the future?p. 146
Teacher control and the reform of professional developmentp. 159
Overviewp. 173
Towards a synoptic vision of educational change in advanced industrial societiesp. 175
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780335201884
ISBN-10: 0335201881
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1