This book provides an introduction to and analysis of the restructuring of schools. It includes detailed case-study material and offers practical solutions to the problems of understanding and managing restructuring.
This book is an essential guide if you are working in higher education and seeking professional recognition for your role in teaching and supporting learning, and particularly if you are seeking a fellowship with the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).
This book moves forward the agenda significantly. It enables educational leadership and management discourse to be informed by the latest views that are becoming well established in business and organisational literature in practice.
Brings together a range of material to present an international perspective on topical issues in educational policy and politics. With an emphasis on pieces that deal with issues relevant to the immediate real world, this book represents the research and views of some of the respected authors in the field.
This book brings together in one place Stephen Ball's key writings. Drawing on over 20 years' work, Professor Ball has selected his most seminal work - from education policy and sociology to his work on education and social class.
Explores the key global drivers of policy change in education. This book argues that globalization has transformed the terrain within which educational policies are developed and, informed by a range of neo-liberal precepts, affect the ways we think about educational governance. It provides an overview of critical issues in educational policy.
In his pioneering treatise on education, the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau presents concepts that had influence on the development of pedagogy in the eighteenth century. Here, Rousseau asserts his main thesis that human beings are by nature good; it is only the distorting influences of civilization that have corrupted them.
The idea for this book grew out of an international conference organized by the National College for School Leadership, An International Future: learning from best practice worldwide, which explored innovative and significant aspects of educational leadership and brought together international colleagues to generate new understandings.
This text should help teachers identify and develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage teams effectively in primary or secondary schools. It does this by focusing on staff management, management skills, professional development and change, and stress management.
Focusing on education and its relation to professional accountability, this book views the issues from different but related perspectives. It examines the detrimental effects which the system of accountability has had on education and its practice.
This work challenges the notion that there is "one right way" to approach school leadership. Presenting key policies and approaches to organization and management of 14 school leaders from the UK and internationally, it seeks to reflect the diversity of approaches possible in given situations.
Carrying out leadership research in educational establishments can be challenging, but it is also rewarding. This accessible book offers sound practical advice and a clear conceptual framework for this research.
Pulls together an amazing array of scientific findings and practical guidelines that will be invaluable for academic leaders looking to improve themselves and their institutions. It brings hope for leadership in higher education by emphasizing the importance of a positive approach that empowers and inspires others.
Initiate innovation and get things done with a guide to the process of academic change Change Leadership in Higher Education is a call to action, urging administrators in higher education to get proactive about change.
Career guide aimed specifically at the large number of people working in non-academic higher education roles, such as higher education administrators or professional services staff. Based on the authors' real-life experience and first-hand research, the book features case studies which enrich the material and bring it to life.
Newell compares the fundamental assumptions of five major worldviews of education and their implications for classroom practice, incorporating history and case studies and posing questions about the limits and benefits of employing each today.
Exposes the government's city academies project: the ways in which companies and rich individuals have been persuaded to sponsor academies, their real reasons for sponsoring them, the lies that have been told in support of the academies project, and the disastrous effect it will have on Britain's schools.
This book is a timely contribution to the debate about the purpose and structure of schooling in England. It describes how some schools enhance pupil attainment by creating strong alliances with their neighbourhood communities.
This comprehensive guide offers extensive analysis of the complex legal framework in which universities work, and the remedies which may be sought in the event of disputes. The second edition has been fully updated to take account of the many changes to the legal framework, providing an essential guide for all involved in higher education law.
What does it really take to become a brilliant headteacher? Take the next step in your career with confidence as Iain Erskine explores the qualities and skills required to shine in the role of headteacher.
This internationally popular and classic text has been thoroughly revised and updated for the Fouth Edition with the latest research findings, new case studies and examples from around the world, and an increased focus on early years, post compulsory education and extended schools.
This internationally popular book brings together the leading names in the field to provide an overview of key issues and topics. It is essential for anyone undertaking a course in educational leadership or wanting career progression in a school.
'It's time to focus on the needs of our children, not the whims of our politicians, to provide a way forward for a new landscape in education.' Is our education system working? What future are we preparing our children for? What future do we NEED to prepare our children for? Are we at risk of failing a generation? In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver's book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children's futures and we must do it today! Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in. Richard is now the second most successful education speaker in the world behind Sir Ken Robinson, who describes Richard as 'one of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change in education' and wrote the foreword for this book. Richard has updated Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today based on his visits to schools on every continent, his conversations on education with teachers and industry-leading visionaries such as Steve Wozniak, and in the context of an education system that he fears is forgetting the future we need to prepare our children for. Reforms, twea
In this practical handbook Hopkins presents a whole school approach to repairing harm using a variety of means including peer mediation, healing circles and conference circles. She provides clear, practical guidance for group sessions and examines issues and ideas relating to practical skill development for facilitators.
Details the strengths, weaknesses and controversies around the concepts in curriculum, including curriculum planning and development, curriculum management, teaching perspectives, collaborative involvement in curriculum, and curriculum ideology. This book is of interest to those involved in curriculum planning and students training to be teachers.
Offers a reconsideration of key educational experiences including those of: being judged and assessed, both formally and informally, adapting to different groups for different purposes, struggling to think under pressure, and learning to recognise and adapt to the expectations of others.