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: 970

'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

Great Leaders Equal Great Schools

Great Leaders Equal Great Schools

Author: Autumn Cyprès

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623960155

Category: Education

Page: 333

View: 112

The networks of Tennessee politicians, school leaders, and academics are rife with significant contributors to the national fabric of educational reform. This cadre includes Former White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker, United States Senator Bill Frist (currently Chairman of the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education) former United States Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander (currently United States Senator and Conference Chair of the Republican Party) and current Governor Bill Haslam. This network has deep, current ties to The University of Tennessee, the Knoxville area, and school systems across the state of Tennessee. The Center for Educational Leadership is a highly funded, highly visible model for education reform throughout the state of Tennessee. This 3 book series will serve as a calling card for all activities that The Center for Educational Leadership is involved in around the state of Tennessee and the United States. This includes all school leadership summits for policy makers, practitioners, scholars, and legislators. It represents the shared vision and commitment of educational leaders, politicians, educational reformers, and legislators. This book will be distributed to school leaders, professional development coaches, teacher unions, scholars at several Tennessee institutions of higher education, and members of the Tennessee legislature and Department of Education. The audience for this series is primarily school leaders and scholars who are launching and designing new programs or revising and strengthening existing programs. However, those who are discussing policy at the local, state, and national level would be interested in the information given within these pages as it relates clearly to their work in educational leadership.
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: 824

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.
Classical education

Classical and Scientific Studies and the Great Schools of England

Classical and Scientific Studies and the Great Schools of England

Author: William Parsons Atkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590038607

Category: Classical education

Page: 117

View: 694

Education

School Leadership and Education System Reform

School Leadership and Education System Reform

Author: Toby Greany

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350173545

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 188

How can school leaders shape organisations that offer consistently high quality, rounded and equitable education in the context of rapid change? How can wider education systems support and encourage all schools to succeed in this way? What are the challenges and opportunities involved? What can we learn from existing evidence and research? School Leadership and Education System Reform considers the ways in which school leadership and its practice has changed and developed in response to a rapidly changing educational context over the last decade. This new edition is substantially revised and updated, with ten completely new chapters. It includes contributions from a range of leading thinkers and researchers in the field of educational leadership and management. Theoretically and conceptually informed, the contributors draw on recent empirical research studies into leadership, learning and system reform in England and more widely to explore the key issues for contemporary school leadership and management in high-autonomy-high-accountability systems. New chapters look at: · System governance and lateral accountability in 'self-improving' school systems · Leading curriculum development and accelerating progress for disadvantaged children in schools · Effective deployment of teaching assistants/leadership for inclusion · School collaboration, partnerships and 'system leadership' · Securing improvement at scale, across multiple schools and across localities · New conceptions of leadership, including ethical and invitational leadership School Leadership and Education System Reform provides accessible but research and theory-informed chapters, each of which includes summaries and suggestions for further reading.
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: 99

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

Distributed School Leadership

Distributed School Leadership

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136019586

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 187

Tomorrow’s schools will need new forms of leadership. The old hierarchical models of leadership simply do not fit any longer. We need to develop new leaders at all levels of the system if we are serious about sustaining improvement and change. But, how do we go about this? The book focuses on the why, how and what of distributed leadership by offering a practical insight into what it looks like in schools. It argues that our new system leaders are already in schools and that the main challenge is to develop them and maximise their collective capacity to make a difference. Drawing on the ‘Developing Leaders Programme’, which aimed to develop young leaders in schools, it provides practical examples and case-study evidence of distributed leadership in action. The main aims of the book are to: provide a clear account of more widely distributed leadership offer evidence about its positive impact on organisational and individual learning give case-study exemplars and practical illustrations of how it works in practice. The book also considers the leadership of networks and the new forms of partnership schools are engaged in. It looks at how lateral capacity is built and the part distributed leadership plays in generating leadership capacity between schools. It will be of interest to headteachers, aspiring school leaders, teachers and educational professionals.
Education

Schools That Change

Schools That Change

Author: Lew Smith

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452210179

Category: Education

Page: 321

View: 945

Learn from schools that have made meaningful, positive, and lasting changes! The author presents an in-depth look at eight schools, winners of the National School Change Awards, that have transformed from low-performing into exemplary national status. Smith uses qualitative research, specific examples, and portraiture to offer an inside view of the day-to-day dynamics of school change. This insightful book examines questions such as: Why are some schools able to change while other schools cannot? Why are people challenged by change? What is the best way to measure change? What professional characteristics must principals develop to bring about significant and sustainable change?
Education

Creating Great Schools

Creating Great Schools

Author: Phillip C. Schlechty

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015059264864

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 680

Helping educational leaders sustain continuous innovation and improvement in schools, this text presents a framework for understanding the norms, behaviours and structures that make school systems so intractable to change.
Education

The New School Management by Wandering Around

The New School Management by Wandering Around

Author: William A. Streshly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412996044

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 623

This book cites more than twenty well-constructed research studies that show how management by wandering around improves student discipline, raises teacher efficacy, and boosts student achievement.
Education

What Ails Our Schools?

What Ails Our Schools?

Author: VIMALA NANDAKUMAR

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781482810271

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 113

Though a large number of Indians have excelled academically the world over they constitute a miniscule fraction of Indians who have the potential to do equally well or better. This book introspects on the educational system in India. The author discusses the challenges faced by schools, teachers and Principals. The responsibilities of the management and the parents are addressed. The challenges of overcrowded class rooms, lack of infrastructure and absence of sensitive attention to students and dismissal of genuine complaints of students are discussed. People engaged in imparting school education are persuaded by the author to accord top priority to students’ welfare in a sustained manner. The author narrates many anecdotes drawn from experience to illustrate the ailments afflicting our schools. The book is not merely a compilation of the challenges faced by our students, teachers and Principals. Some possible solutions are also suggested. Children deserve the best education whatever be their social background. The focus of the book is on children and entirely on children. The book is dedicated to the student community, the future of our country.
Education

Using Quality Feedback to Guide Professional Learning

Using Quality Feedback to Guide Professional Learning

Author: Shawn Clark

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506324241

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 561

Professional development just got more effective. To help teachers make positive changes for their students, transform your feedback! With this guide to quality feedback, you’ll promote professional growth clearly and successfully, with lasting results. Whether you work with novices, struggling teachers, or good teachers with potential for greatness, this book helps you give feedback that’s both heard and understood. Features include Research-based ideas aligned with the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning Structures for offering feedback on teacher-created assessments, in observations, and through videos Advice that fits seamlessly into existing initiatives Tools, artifacts, and examples of quality feedback in action