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Leading Learning

Leading Learning

Making Hope Practical in Schools

  • Author: Lingard
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335226264
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 179
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This title is relevant to anyone concerned with improving schooling and enhancing the professional practices of educators. The authors focus on leadership for enhancing student outcomes, both academic and social. While recognizing the significance of the principal or headteacher in school leadership, the authors argue a strong case for the dispersal of leadership.

Leaders and Leadership in Education

Leaders and Leadership in Education

  • Author: Helen Gunter
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761954934
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
  • View: 9644
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Leadership within educational settings is widely regarded as essential for organizational effectiveness and the improvement of learning outcomes. Through an extensive review of theory and practice, Helen Gunter explores the contested field of leadership studies. She describes and critiques the different contributions made by · education management · school effectiveness · school improvement · critical studies. Leadership is examined as function, as behaviour and as leadership relationship, from students as leaders, through to headteachers. The author provides an up-to-date review of current thinking about leadership, which challenges the reader to engage wit

Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Non-affirmative Theory of Education

  • Author: Michael Uljens,Rose M. Ylimaki
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319586505
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 474
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume argues for the need of a common ground that bridges leadership studies, curriculum theory, and Didaktik. It proposes a non-affirmative education theory and its core concepts along with discursive institutionalism as an analytical tool to bridge these fields. It concludes with implications of its coherent theoretical framing for future empirical research. Recent neoliberal policies and transnational governance practices point toward new tensions in nation state education. These challenges affect governance, leadership and curriculum, involving changes in aims and values that demand coherence. Yet, the traditionally disparate fields of educational leadership, curriculum theory and Didaktik have developed separately, both in terms of approaches to theory and theorizing in USA, Europe and Asia, and in the ways in which these theoretical traditions have informed empirical studies over time. An additional aspect is that modern education theory was developed in relation to nation state education, which, in the meantime, has become more complicated due to issues of ‘globopolitanism’. This volume examines the current state of affairs and addresses the issues involved. In doing so, it opens up a space for a renewed and thoughtful dialogue to rethink and re-theorize these traditions with non-affirmative education theory moving beyond social reproduction and social transformation perspectives.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

The Remaking of Education for a Cosmopolitan Society

  • Author: Bob Lingard,Jon Nixon,Stewart Ranson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441165428
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 356
  • View: 2759
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Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Middle Leadership in Schools

Middle Leadership in Schools

A Practical Guide for Leading Learning

  • Author: Peter Grootenboer,Christine Edwards-Groves,Karin Rönnerman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000051188
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Middle leading refers to those teachers that both teach and have leadership roles, and thus can bridge the gap between the practices of learning and the managemant of schooling. Focusing on the practices of middle leaders, this book addresses the current lack of support and professional development for middle leaders in educational settings. Middle Leadership in Schools positions middle leaders as professional leaders, and an integral part of educational and professional development in schools and other educational institutions. Drawing on empirical research spanning four countries, this book provides readers with a conceptual framework to understand middle leading and shows how middle leading practices unfold in real educational contexts. This is a valuable resource that goes beyond a theoretical conversation about middle leaders to provide readers with practical applications based on extensive research undertaken by the authors. The book is divided into seven chapters, each of which include reflective discussion questions and recommended readings to promote collaborative engagement with the text. Chapters cover topics such as how middle leading is shaped in practice, its role in professional development and its impact on schools. Illustrating to middle leaders how they can develop their leadership skills, the book will also be of interest to school principals and other senior leaders as a guide to supporting their middle leaders.

Reflective Teaching in Schools

Reflective Teaching in Schools

  • Author: Andrew Pollard,Kristine Black-Hawkins,Gabrielle Cliff Hodges,Pete Dudley,Mary James,Holly Linklater,Sue Swaffield,Mandy Swann,Fay Turner,Paul Warwick,Mark Winterbottom,Mary Anne Wolpert
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441175393
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 544
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Building on best-selling texts over three decades, this thoroughly revised new edition is essential reading for both primary and secondary school teachers in training and in practice, supporting both initial school-based training and extended career-long professionalism. Considering a wide range of professionally relevant topics, Reflective Teaching in Schools presents key issues and research insights, suggests activities for classroom enquiry and offers guidance on key readings. Uniquely, two levels of support are offered: · practical, evidence-based guidance on key classroom issues – including relationships, behaviour, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and assessment processes; · routes to deeper forms of expertise, including evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to support in-depth understanding of teacher expertise. Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme, led development of the book, with support from primary and secondary specialists from the University of Cambridge, UK. Reflective Teaching in Schools is part of a fully integrated set of resources for primary and secondary education. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Schools directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. Providing a compact and portable library, it is particularly helpful in school-based teacher education. The website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and additional chapters. It also features a glossary, links to useful websites, and a conceptual framework for deepening expertise. This book is one of the Reflective Teaching Series – inspiring education through innovation in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.

Educational Leadership and Learning

Educational Leadership and Learning

Practice, Policy and Research

  • Author: Sue Law,Derek Glover
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 305
  • View: 6198
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Within the context of 'learning age' and the Teacher Training Agency's National Standards, this book explores many of the key issues facing those both aspiring to and already involved in leadership and management, whether at middle or senior levels. It also evaluates issues central to leadership in a variety of professional educational settings.

Literacy, Leading and Learning

Literacy, Leading and Learning

Beyond Pedagogies of Poverty

  • Author: Debra Hayes
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 135171807X
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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How might educational leaders and teachers improve literacy achievement in schools serving communities experiencing high levels of poverty? This question is the focus of this book. Drawing on long-term case studies of four primary schools located in these communities, this book describes the difference between what is commonly practiced and those practices that have a greater chance of supporting young people's literacy learning. In this multi-layered analysis of the effects of policy on practice, the authors: discuss global concerns with literacy policy and testing in view of the growing gaps between rich and poor; examine the effects of the intensification of inequality and entrenched poverty, and the implications for schools; illustrate how deficit discourses pertaining to communities living in poverty are contested in schools; and describe the complexities of sustaining pedagogical and curriculum change to address the problem of unequal educational outcomes in literacy. This book grapples with some of the most debated questions regarding educational disadvantage, school change, leadership and literacy pedagogy that face educational researchers, policy-makers and practitioners internationally. As well as providing a critique of the risks of current policy rationales, it conveys some hopeful accounts of practice that provide leads for further development.

Boys and Schooling

Boys and Schooling

Beyond Structural Reform

  • Author: B. Lingard,W. Martino,M. Mills
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230582761
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 213
  • View: 5653
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Exploring current approaches to addressing boys' education in schools, this book highlights the limitations of structural reform initiatives and the failure to address the impact of socioeconomic status, race, sexuality, disability and hegemonic masculinity on both boys' and girls' participation in schooling.

Education, Change and Society

Education, Change and Society

  • Author: Raewyn Connell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195561807
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 450
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The highly successful Education, Change and Society is now in its second edition and continues its purpose to help students situate educational activity in its broad social and policy contexts. In Australia the way that schools, school funding, school markets, universities and theresponsibilities of government for education are organised have all been subject to radical reform in recent decades. It has never been more important for students of education to be able to understand the connections between the local and the global in explaining contemporary educational change.Every chapter not only describes and analyses what is going on, but each interprets the evidence in particular ways. Discussion of the issues raised in this book is encouraged, and students are given every opportunity to analyse and question. Questions raised in this book include:* How do Aboriginal students experience Australian schools?* Who writes policy documents and for what purpose in education?* Why did state, private and corporate schools emerge as they did in Australia?* How do social class and gender differences affect schooling and its outcomes?* What constitutes the work of teachers, and can teachers 'make a difference'?* How has the role of research become increasingly significant in education and to teachers in particular?