The Practice and Theory of School Improvement: International Handbook of Educational Change

The Practice and Theory of School Improvement: International Handbook of Educational Change

by David Hopkins (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402032905
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Introduction: Tensions in and Prospects for School Improvement. I. Towards a Theory of School Development. Developing the Twenty-First Century School: A Challenge to Reformers. Reconnecting Knowledge Utilization and School Improvement: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. The School Effectiveness Knowledge Base as a Guide for School Improvement. II. The Contemporary Context of School Improvement. School Evaluation and Improvement: A Scandinavian View. Quality Assurance Reviews as a Catalyst for School Improvement in Australia. Assessment and Accountability in Kentucky: How High Stakes Affects Teaching and Learning. III. Tensions and Contrasts in School Improvement Strategies. Innovations in Planning for School Improvement: Problems and Potential. Curriculum Reform, Educational Change, and School Improvement. The Conduct of Inquiry on Teaching: The Search for Models more Effective than the Recitation. Three Rival Versions and a Critique of Teacher Staff Development. Why Teachers Need their Colleagues: A Developmental Perspective. IV. The Effectiveness of School Improvement Strategies. 'World Class' School Improvement: An Analysis of the Implications of Recent International School Effectiveness and School Improvement Research for Improvement Practice. 'Inside-Out' and 'Outside-In': Learning from Past and Present School Improvement Paradigms. Sands, Bricks, and Seeds: School Change Strategies and Readiness for Reform. Using 'Promising Programs' to Improve Educational Processes and Student Outcomes.

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