Leading the Curriculum in the Primary Schoolby Neil Burton, Mark Brundrett
Pub. Date: 11/28/2005
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… See more details below
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 Ed D programmes at various universities.
Table of Contents
AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPONENTS
In Search of Subject Leadership
The Effective Classroom Practitioner
From Subject to Curriculum
ESTABLISHING A DIRECTION
Leadership, Management and Middle Leader
Middle Leaders Managing Change
Monitoring and Evaluating Progress
Accountability and the Middle Leader
WORKING WITH RESOURCES
Identifying and Organising Learning Resources
Budgeting for the Cost of Learning Resources
LEADING AND MOTIVATING COLLEAGUES AND PUPILS
Leading and Managing to Improve Performance
Classroom and School-based Research for Evidence-Based Decision Making
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