Education

Every School a Great School

Every School a Great School

Author: David Hopkins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335229871

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 239

'Every school a great school' is not just a slogan, but an aspiration for the next stage of education reform, in which each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The book argues that, for 'every school a great school' to become a reality, requires a move from individual school improvement efforts and short term objectives to a sustainable system-wide response that seeks to re-establish a balance between national prescription and schools leading reform. Achieving this goal requires strategies that not only continue to raise standards, but also build capacity within the system. David Hopkins identifies four key educational 'drivers' that, if pursued, have the potential to deliver 'every school a great school': Personalized learning Professionalized teaching Networking and innovation Intelligent accountability The author believes that it is the responsibility of system leaders to mould the four drivers to fit individual school contexts. It is this leadership that enables systemic reform to be generic in terms of overall strategy and specific in adapting to individual and particular situations. Every School a Great School is inspirational reading for head teachers, senior leaders and managers, researchers, lecturers and those with a passionate interest in improving education for all.
Education

A Good School for Every Child

A Good School for Every Child

Author: Cyril Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134016006

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 668

This book offers an insider's look at some of the key challenges in education, and is an invaluable guide for parents and teachers interested in how our schools work today.
Education

The Great School Wars

The Great School Wars

Author: Diane Ravitch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801864712

Category: Education

Page: 492

View: 508

"Eases quietly into a ferociously angry subject... Diane Ravitch affirms her faith in the American dream despite a detailed narrative which suggests, if anything, that education in New York has fairly consistently failed those who needed it most... Meticulously detailed and strains for fairness and impartiality." -- New York Times
Education

Rethinking School Leadership - Creating Great Schools for All Students

Rethinking School Leadership - Creating Great Schools for All Students

Author: J-C Couture

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105685361

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 658

We began, prompted by the late Chris Gonnet, Superintendent of Grande Prairie Public Schools, to explore the question 'What Makes a Great School?'in December 2010 at a meeting in Boston. We concluded that it involved many inter-connected elements, but that the key components were focused teacher leadership enabled by being empowered and resourced to make a difference. Rethinking Leadership sees evidence-informed practice as the fulcrum point for leveraging school improvement, especially if it systematically supported within a systematic way at the jurisdiction and provincial levels to build school leadership capacity. We also concluded that the framing conditions for the work of the school - the provincial/ state policies, curriculum requirements, financial arrangements, assessment regimes as well as the policies of school boards and districts - either enables or impairs the ability of a team within the school to create a great school for all students.
Education

How Much Does a Great School Cost?

How Much Does a Great School Cost?

Author: Barbara J. Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475858907

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 475

This is not another book about school reform. It’s about how people can plan for it, afford it, deliver it; and be contributors in the building of great schools.
Education

Parents and Schools Together

Parents and Schools Together

Author: Kelly Wachel

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475808537

Category: Education

Page: 103

View: 467

Parents and Schools Together shows administrators, teachers, and parents how to work together to produce high achieving students in urban school districts. We all know that in this fast-paced world of standards and commitments, it’s easy to forget what schools and parents are all about. There are things that schools can do to show parents the way to raise successful students. Parents have to help in order for schools to be high performing. Schools, especially schools of poverty and low achievement, have to have parent help if they are going to make it. Parents can’t use the excuse that they don’t know what to do or I’m not going to do that anymore. When schools enlist the help of parents, schools can begin to harness the full effect of all adults tag teaming together to raise students up to the levels they are capable of. Parents and School Together shows that it’s not just the school’s job to raise kids and it’s not just the parent’s job to raise kids. It takes both working together to raise successful students and kids.

Improving School Leadership, Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Improving School Leadership, Volume 2 Case Studies on System Leadership

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264039551

Category:

Page: 276

View: 528

This book explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership and to leadership development programmes for system improvement.
Education

Can Every School Succeed?

Can Every School Succeed?

Author: Brian Creasman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475840605

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 383

The goal of Can Every School Succeed is to aid school leaders in the process of transforming today’s schools. The book is based on principles that the authors have developed as school leaders through their experience in transforming low performing schools into high achieving schools. Many schools begin the transformation process only to fail because they do not identify and communicate the goals for change. As schools continue to struggle with the many complexities that they face, transformation is needed. In response to this, this book offers school leaders practical, transformation principles that will ensure the transformation process is simple, concise, and remains focused on creating the best learning environment for students.
Education

Leadership and Learning

Leadership and Learning

Author: Jan Robertson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849201735

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 760

Bringing together internationally recognised scholars this book focuses on the relationship between leadership and learning for the education community. It draws together a wealth of knowledge and research in the field across a variety of contexts, such as system leadership, professional learning communities and leading different cultures. Themes covered include: - exploring models for leadership and improvement - challenges in developing learning-focused leadership - broadening ideas of learning and knowledge work. This book will be of interest to educational leaders at all levels and in all sectors, as well as consultants, academics and those who wish to extend their knowledge in educational leadership whether engaging in further academic study or in reflective practice around the ideas presented. This book is essential for anyone taking advanced programmes in educational leadership and management.
Religion

On Rock or Sand?

On Rock or Sand?

Author: John Sentamu

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281071753

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 469

The aim of this book is nothing less than to assess and reset the terms of the debate about the kind of nation we want to be. It asks: What are the essential values we need for building a just, sustainable and compassionate society in which all can participate? Chapters by expert economic, political, religious and social thinkers, including contributions by Lord Adonis, Sir Philip Mawer, Oliver O'Donovan, Andrew Sentance, Julia Unwin and Archbishop Justin Welby Addresses crucial questions about the moral principles that undergird the way Britain is governed Written for people of any or no religious background who are concerned about the values that influence our political attitudes and decisions Faced with a period of change as great as that of the 1930s, the continued cohesion of our society is at risk as expectations of ever-rising prosperity are challenged and many struggle to make ends meet. It is within this context that the contributors to this book examine some fundamental questions. How can we draw upon the wellsprings of social solidarity today? What would a new social contract - a new understanding about the respective rights and obligations of the individual citizen and the state - look like today? At a time when budgets and other resources are being reduced, what are the principles we should adopt to distribute them? In short, what values can the Christian faith bring to the table to help address the problems we face today? These and other core questions about the kind of society we seek lie at the heart of this book.
Education

School Leadership - International Perspectives

School Leadership - International Perspectives

Author: Stephan Huber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 904813501X

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 598

Recent research into school effectiveness has corroborated the theory that the school leader plays a pivotal role making their school a successful institution, and is most often cited as the key factor in a school’s development. Reflecting the importance it is given in the today’s education landscape, this book explores the latest trends in school leadership from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Each chapter provides insight into an aspect of current research, with detailed case studies coming from as far afield as Hong Kong and Canada. In the context of the ever-increasing burden of responsibility placed on education management to safeguard and enhance the quality of education they provide, school leadership is now a core concern of policy makers. In addition, most countries are undertaking fundamental education reforms that will have a major influence on the nature of school leadership. Offering the most up-to-date research on this central issue, this book will both inform and shape the debate.
Education

What Great Principals Do Differently

What Great Principals Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000064179

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 174

What are the attitudes and actions that make great principals stand out? In this internationally renowned bestseller, Todd Whitaker reveals the 20 keys to effective school leadership. This essential third edition features helpful new strategies for recruiting talent through better interview and reference questions, as well as tips for retaining talent. It also offers a new section on how leadership is not an event, but rather requires a consistent approach to affect the climate and eventually shape the culture of your school. Perfect for new and experienced principals, for independent professional reading or for leadership courses, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who ultimately matter most—the students.