Extending Educational Change: International Handbook of Educational Change

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This volume deals with the idea and necessity of extending educational change – conceptually and in action. Extending educational change matters for getting existing approaches to educational change to work more effectively in more places, and for deepening our understandings of and sensitivity to whose interests are at stake in educational change. Who benefits and who loses? How do these interests and how we address them affect what kinds of changes we pursue? What challenges ...

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Overview

This volume deals with the idea and necessity of extending educational change – conceptually and in action. Extending educational change matters for getting existing approaches to educational change to work more effectively in more places, and for deepening our understandings of and sensitivity to whose interests are at stake in educational change. Who benefits and who loses? How do these interests and how we address them affect what kinds of changes we pursue? What challenges does all this pose for the change process itself?

One of the major challenges of educational change today, is how to define and manage change in a politically contested and multi-dimensional environment. It is time to revisit some of the fundamental issues in the field, extend our analysis of them further, and connect with sociological and political forms of inquiry that are attuned to the highly contested terrain that schooling now comprises.

This volume (part of 4 volumes) is the second section in the International Handbook of Educational Change.

The volumes are a state-of-the-art collection of the most important ideas and evidence of educational change. The volumes bring together some of the most influential thinkers and writers on educational change. It deals with issues like educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. School leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, educational researchers, staff developers and change agents of all kinds will find these volumes an indispensable resource for guiding them to both classic and cutting-edge understandings of educational change, no other work provides as comprehensive coverage of the field of educational change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402032912
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Introduction: Pushing the Boundaries of Educational Change. I. Contexts. Educational Change: Easier Said than Done. Globalization and Educational Change.-Markets, Choices and Educational Change. New Information Technologies and the Ambiguous Future of Schooling - Some Possible Scenarios. Public Education in a Corporate-Dominated Culture. Cultural Difference and Educational Change in a Sociopolitical Context. Language Issues and Educational Change. The Politics of Gender and Educational Change: Managing Gender or Changing Gender Relations? School-Family-Community Partnerships and Educational Change: International Perspectives. II. Challenges. Restructuring and Renewal: Capturing the Power of Democracy. Redefining Teachers, Reculturing Schools: Connections, Commitments and Challenges. The Micropolitics of Educational Change. The Emotions of Teaching and Educational Change. Organization, Market and Community as Strategies for Change: What Works Best for Deep Changes in Schools. Authenticity and Educational Change. Organizational Learning and Educational Change. Policy and Change: Getting Beyond Bureaucracy.

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