Every School a Great School: Realizing the Potential of System Leadership / Edition 1

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Overview

'Every school a great school' is not just a slogan, but an aspiration for the next stage of education reform, in which each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The book argues that, for 'every school a great school' to become a reality, requires a move from individual school improvement efforts and short term objectives to a sustainable system-wide response that seeks to re-establish a balance between national prescription and schools leading reform.

Achieving this goal requires strategies that not only continue to raise standards, but also build capacity within the system. David Hopkins identifies four key educational 'drivers' that, if pursued, have the potential to deliver 'every school a great school': Personalized learning, Professionalized teaching, Networking and innovation, Intelligent accountability.

The author believes that it is the responsibility of system leaders to mould the four drivers to fit individual school contexts. It is this leadership that enables systemic reform to be generic in terms of overall strategy and specific in adapting to individual and particular situations. Every School a Great School is inspirational reading for head teachers, senior leaders and managers, researchers, lecturers and those with a passionate interest in improving education for all.

About the Author:
David Hopkins is the inaugural HSBC iNET Chair in International Leadership, at the Institute of Education, University of London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335220991
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hopkins is the inaugural iNET HSBC Chair in International Leadership at the Institute of Education, University of London. Between 2002 and 2005 he served three Secretary of States as the Chief Adviser on School Standards at the Department for Education and Skills. Previously, he was Chair of the Leicester City Partnership Board and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Nottingham.

David is also an International Mountain Guide who still climbs regularly in the Alps and Himalayas. He has previously outlined his views on teaching quality, school improvement and large scale reform in School Improvement for Real (2001) and A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Research (3/e, 2002), Open University Press.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
The context of system reform     1
Every school a great school     3
From large-scale change to system-wide reform     22
The four drivers of system reform     49
Personalized learning     51
Professionalized teaching     73
Intelligent accountability     93
Networking and innovation     115
Realizing the system leadership dividend     139
The power of system leadership     141
Moving system leadership to scale     168
Bibliography     181
Index     189
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