The Sharp Edge of Educational Change: Teaching, Leading and the Realities of Reform

The Sharp Edge of Educational Change: Teaching, Leading and the Realities of Reform

by Nina Bascia
     
 

The Sharp Edge of Educational Change conveys the realities of reform as they affect educators' practice. The collected chapters each focus on particular current reform and reveal the technical and logistical complications, social and political dynamics, cognitive disjunctures and limitations, and emotional demands of reform. In so doing, they provide new and

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The Sharp Edge of Educational Change conveys the realities of reform as they affect educators' practice. The collected chapters each focus on particular current reform and reveal the technical and logistical complications, social and political dynamics, cognitive disjunctures and limitations, and emotional demands of reform. In so doing, they provide new and rich conceptual perspectives on the contemporary nature of teachers' and administrators' work in classrooms, schools and other educational settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750708654
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/02/2000
Series:
Education and Change Development Ser.
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
The Editors
List of Contributors
IIntroduction1
1Teaching and Leading on the Sharp Edge of Change3
IICourses of Change27
2The Attrition of Educational Change over Time: The Case of "Innovative," "Model," "Lighthouse" Schools29
3Leadership Succession, Cultures of Teaching and Educational Change52
4Change Agentry and the Quest for Equity: Lessons from Detracking Schools72
5Changing Classroom Assessment: Teachers' Struggles97
6The Impact of Mandated Change on Teachers112
IIIContexts of Change129
7Gender Politics in School Reform131
8In the Margins: The Work of Racial Minority Immigrant Teachers156
9Changing Schools in a Changing World178
IVProspects for Change195
10Inside-Outside Change Facilitation: Structural and Cultural Considerations197
11Professionals and Parents: A Social Movement for Educational Change?217
Index236

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