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Teacher-Led School Improvement - David Frost

Paperback Published: 13th August 2000
ISBN: 9780750708708
Number Of Pages: 192

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A fresh look at school improvement from the perspective of professional development.
There are many things that teachers can do to improve the conditions for learning and teaching in their own schools. This book shows how staff can take the initiative and identify areas in their school in need of attention, and tackle them. It provides case-study accounts of schemes in a number of schools, together with accounts of the action research based development work undertaken by teachers to improve their schools. The studies illuminate issues such as: improving the quality of learning and teaching; developing an effective school council; building partnerships and community schemes; developing economic and industrial understanding.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
School Improvement: The Centrality of the Teacher's Rolep. 5
Beyond Staff Development: Relevance and Impactp. 14
Establishing School-University Partnerships for School Improvementp. 28
Reflective Action Planning: A Model for Teacher-Led School Improvementp. 42
Reflections on Collaborative Inquiryp. 66
Working with the Model: One School's Storyp. 81
The Teacher as Change Agent: Andrew's Storyp. 94
Developing Teacher Professionalism Through School-Based Inquiry: Penny's Storyp. 108
Developing Teacher Professionalism Through Networking: The Cantarnet Storyp. 123
Teachers 'Making a Difference': The Question of Impactp. 139
Conclusion: Teachers and the Creation of Professional Knowledgep. 154
Referencesp. 160
The authorsp. 168
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780750708708
ISBN-10: 0750708700
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th August 2000
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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