Self Evaluation In European Schools

Author: Lars Jakobsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134582366
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In a political and economic climate in which school performance is made public, performance tables and inspectors' reports can only tell a partial story. This is a unique book. It tells the story of one school seen through the eyes of a pupil, a parent, a teacher, a headteacher and a critical friend. The story is a compelling journey through the process of school improvement; theories of school effectiveness and school improvement are progressively clarified. This book is based on a well-known and well-documented research project that represents eighteen European countries, which clearly sets it in a European Policy context. It includes a wealth of practical tools for raising standards for teachers and school managers to refer to, and guidance on how to use them. This eagerly awaited follow-up to Schools Must Speak for Themselves by John MacBeath (RoutledgeFalmer 1999) is a vital and useful source of good ideas, challenging insights and practical strategies for real schools.

Self Evaluation

Author: John MacBeath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134472757
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Self-evaluation in schools sits at the top of the national agenda in response to an awareness that performance tables and inspector's reports can only tell a partial story. Schools are now encouraged to raise questions about 'How are we doing?' and 'How do we know?'. Self-Evaluation: What's in it for Schools? demystifies school self-evaluation and encourages schools to be self-critical and self-confident. The book helps schools and teachers develop the necessary confidence to work with evaluation tools. Accessible and packed with case studies, it tackles the issues that are at the forefront of the national agenda in most countries in Europe. Challenging ideas for the future are given through discussion of the concerns and issues of schools in the present day.

Teachers Leading Change

Author: Judy Durrant
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900676
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Within a theoretical & policy context, the authors offer practical guidance on integrating inquiry with practice, show how to encourage collaboration & critical dialogue within & between schools, & focus strongly on pupil, teacher & organizational learning.

Strategic Leadership And Educational Improvement

Author: Margaret Preedy
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
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This book is an essential resource for providers and students of postgraduate level courses in educational management and leadership development for head teacher induction programs. It is also suitable for use on short courses and for practitioners occupying or aspiring to leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.

Leadership And Management In Education

Author: Marianne Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This edited text provides an international perspective on leadership and management roles and their relationship to improvement within educational institutions. The interactions of educational institutions are examined at local, national and global levels with case studies and examples being drawn from many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Two main themes are explored. The first is the move to site based management for educational institutions, linked to improvement. The second investigates the idea of learning for all and explores the ways in which leadership and management can contribute towards the development and enhancement of student learning, staff development and institutional growth. The authors, who are mainly drawn from the Institute of Education, University of London, make full use of the whole range of international literature relating to educational leadership, management and administration providing a textbook for masters-level students.

Schools Must Speak For Themselves

Author: John MacBeath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134626258
Size: 51.11 MB
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This best-selling book illustrates how schools can tell their own story. It draws on ground-breaking work with the National Union of Teachers to demonstrate a practical approach to identifying what makes a good school and the part that pupils, parents and teachers can play in school improvement. Its usefulness for and use by, classroom teachers to evaluate their practice will prove to be its greatest strength in an ever expanding effectiveness literature.

Learning To Lead Together

Author: Janet H. Chrispeels
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780761928850
Size: 53.85 MB
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.

Leading The Curriculum In The Primary School

Author: Neil Burton
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN:
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The focus of teacher training is shifting away from specialized subject knowledge and towards the development of transferable skills that can be employed in coordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book examines the management and leadership techniques that trainees and practising teachers need in order to become subject consultants or effective members of a senior management team. With an emphasis on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum management, the book also deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. Drawing on their considerable experience, the authors guide readers through: - establishing a direction - working with resources - leading and motivating colleagues. This book is an essential resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession. Mark Brundrett is a Senior Research Consultant at the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester. Previously, he taught in secondary, middle and primary schools and was a headteacher for five years. He has also taught at several higher education institutions and was Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hull. Neil Burton is currently the MA Education Programme leader at De Montford University, Bedford, where he also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training courses. He has worked in senior positions in primary and secondary schools, advised on primary science and technology in a large Local Educaiton Authority, and taught on MBA and EdD programmes at various universities.

Bibliographic Guide To Education

Author:
Publisher: G K Hall
ISBN: 9780783897080
Size: 16.35 MB
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