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Innovating Schools - OECD Publishing

Paperback Published: 22nd April 1999
ISBN: 9789264170216
Number Of Pages: 135

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It is now widely agreed that learning is pivotal in the "knowledge societies" of today and, still more, of tomorrow. It is also widely agreed that schools have a key role to play in laying the foundations for lifelong learning for all of us. But, how well are these aims being met? How innovative are schools as institutions? And what are some of the most promising examples across OECD countries from which we can learn? This volume addresses these questions, drawing on a major OECD/Japan conference which was held in Hiroshima and attended by experts from 24 countries and a "virtual" conference conducted in parallel. It presents key trends and policy challenges regarding schools for today and tomorrow, from European traditions across to the different perspectives of the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Japan. Alongside expert chapters are the innovative schools themselves, with examples taken and synthesised from many of the countries that attended the Hiroshima conference. The volume addresses issues of curriculum, innovation and the achievement of lifelong learning in the schools of tomorrow.

Introduction - Schooling for Tomorrow and Lifelong Learningp. 9
Historical Lessons and Future Perspectives
Constructing the School Curriculum for the Global Societyp. 19
Invariants and Change in Schools and Education Systemsp. 31
Innovation and Change
Schools and the Future: the Key Role of Innovationp. 45
Innovation in Education: Managing the Future?p. 59
Policies and Perspectives from Japan
Japanese Educational Reform: Towards the 21st Centuryp. 79
The Caring Flexible School for Tomorrowp. 87
Rapporteur's Conclusionsp. 93
International Examples of Innovative Schools: a Synthesisp. 105
Notesp. 131
Referencesp. 133
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ISBN: 9789264170216
ISBN-10: 9264170219
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 22nd April 1999
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.24