Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

by Neil Burton, Mark Brundrett
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 1412902525

ISBN-13: 9781412902526

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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 the profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412902526
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsxi
Section AAn Overview of the Components1
1Introduction: in search of subject leadership2
2The effective classroom practitioner15
3From subject to curriculum30
Section BEstablishing a Direction45
4Leadership, management and the middle leader46
5Middle leaders managing change58
6Monitoring and evaluating progress73
7Accountability and the middle leader84
Section CWorking with Resources101
8Identifying and organizing learning resources102
9Budgeting for the cost of learning resources118
Section DLeading and Motivating Colleagues and Pupils133
10Human resources: leading and managing to improve performance134
11Curriculum leadership155
12Classroom and school-based research for evidence-based decision-making173
Index195

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >