Suggestions are constantly being made, both in the popular media and the academic literature, about the kinds of changes schools should make. While there are many books that discuss internal change processes in schools, there has been little attention to the interaction between schools and the larger society. The research in this book shows that schools are primarily inward-looking organizations, and would benefit from better ways of understanding the changes surrounding them and the pressures on them. Schools need to understand that there are no formulas or recipes for this activity; they must stop looking for ready-made answers and focus instead on their own situations and the very real limits on their ability to respond. This book offers theoretical discussion of the issues and a set of suggestions for further reflection.
"A valuable read for academics. For practitioners in schools it will further [the] desire to change institutional agendas."
-Management in Education
Collaborative research and the problem of fair portrayal; school systems and the changes they face; learning about the changing world; how school systems respond to social change; the impact of a changing labour market; the impact of information technology; the impact of child technology; changing families; changing politics and the politics of change; struggling toward the future - some suggestions.
Series: Education Policy Perspectives S
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 16th July 2005
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1