Improving Schools in Exceptionally Challenging Circumstances: Tales from the Frontline

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Working in the challenging context of inner city areas on accelerated school improvement does not allow time for reflection. Learning occurs experientially but it is not easily consolidated or refined. School improvement is currently opportunistic and expedient, but schools and authority are gradually edging towards a more durable theory of tackling underachievement and building success. This book offers the reader the opportunity to understand the process of school improvement better and establishes local ...

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Overview

Working in the challenging context of inner city areas on accelerated school improvement does not allow time for reflection. Learning occurs experientially but it is not easily consolidated or refined. School improvement is currently opportunistic and expedient, but schools and authority are gradually edging towards a more durable theory of tackling underachievement and building success. This book offers the reader the opportunity to understand the process of school improvement better and establishes local models.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826474957
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/15/2006
  • Series: Improving Schools Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Alma Harris is Pro-Director (Leadership) at the Institute of Education, London and Professor of Educational Leadership at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning.

Paul Clarke is Managing Director of IQEA and is a lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University. His previous publications include Learning Schools, Learning Systems.

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Table of Contents

1 Setting the scene 3
2 The OCTET project 19
3 Campion Catholic High School 39
4 Channel School 49
5 Havelock School 59
6 Pennywell School 69
7 Phoenix High School 79
8 Ridings School 89
9 St Albans School 97
10 Whitefield School 107
11 Leading and improving schools in challenging circumstances 121
12 Context-specific school improvement 139
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