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New Structure Of School Improvement : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Bruce Joyce

New Structure Of School Improvement

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780335202942
Number Of Pages: 272

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Self-renewing schools where students and staff are involved in ongoing inquiry has long since been an ideal in education. However, this goal has not proved readily achievable. The authors of this text regard this as a challenge which can be confronted positively, believing that enough knowledge exists to develop a fresh structure of school improvement - and one which is likely to succeed. The book draws upon the considerable body of research on successful and unsuccessful school improvement programmes to generate a practical strategy for school improvement that can be used by schools, school districts and local education authorities, and policymakers with a high probability of success.

Forewordp. xi
Mission and stylep. xiii
Creating the School as a Center of Inquiry: Searching for a New Structure
Building the evolutionary school: looking for success in research and experiencep. 5
Centering the school on student learning: imagining the possibilitiesp. 17
Studying evolving schools: watching the actionp. 32
Elaborating the Hypotheses: the Detailed Work of School Improvement
Establishing the Responsible Parties: organizing the decisionmaking communityp. 51
Information, information, and information: the schoolwide action-research way of doing businessp. 60
Connecting to the knowledge base: finding curricular and instructional optionsp. 83
Embedding staff development: living in a state of learningp. 113
Refining, Renovating, and Redesigning: Taking Steps Large and Small
Refining: thinking through sets of changesp. 135
Renovating: changing a dimension of the learning environmentp. 148
Redesigning Pembroke School: unfolding an evolutionary statep. 156
Policymaking for School Renewal: Making the Context Through National, State, and Local Education Authority Policy
Supporting evolution: working at a distance from the schoolp. 203
Reforming reform: renewing the local education authorityp. 209
Coda: history and current contextp. 224
Bibliographyp. 228
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780335202942
ISBN-10: 0335202942
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 17.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1