The Performing School

The Performing School

Author: Dennis Gleeson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134538348

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This specially commissioned collection of perspectives offers an analysis of the new organisation of the teaching profession - reconstructed around the notion of performance and the implications of a performance culture. The Performing School examines the roots, directions and implications of the new structure by drawing together insights from policy, research and practice at this time of rapid change and debate. This unique volume addresses three interconnected issues of modernisation and education: *what is the background to and significance of performance management in modernising schools and teachers at the present time? *what are the likely future effects of a performance culture on teaching, learning and schooling? *what will it take to ensure that performance management improves pedagogy and professionality beyond the narrow confines of performativity, managerialism and market reform in education?

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Managing Professional Development in Schools

Author: Sonia Blandford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134642366

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 854

The importance of professional development for teachers cannot be overstated. In recent years there has been much debate on how to raise standards in schools and it is now recognised by theorists, policy-makers and practitioners that the professional development of teachers is an important factor in this context. For professional development co-ordinators and senior management, knowledge and understanding of the nature of professional development roles and human resource management theories will provide a framework for practice. This book includes chapters on: *managing professional development in a human resources context *government policy *initial teacher training *the school development plan *appraisal *middle management *leadership skills. It will be of interest to co-ordinators of professional development in schools and across local education authorities, and to anyone who is part of a school's senior management team.

Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement

Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement

Author: Sam Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317692881

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 780

Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement seeks to theorise and critique current trends in education through the lens of key ideas from motivational theory. Its purpose is to argue that current educational trends on a macro level are a significant threat to the provision of classroom practices seeking to create an educational environment that motivational theorists would argue is best placed to develop motivational equality, optimal motivation, and wellbeing. Linking major contemporary theories of motivation to wider educational and political debate, this unique resource will bring about two major benefits: it will vocalise and mobilise the substantial research evidence from motivational theory in order to ensure that it contributes more explicitly to a critique of current neoliberal trends, and motivation researchers will be better positioned to move the theory forward in relation to what is happening in the real world of education. Areas covered include: developing a more critical space in relation to the field of motivational psychology and contemporary educational policy; linking motivational theory to education policy and broader social and political structures; the neoliberal educational landscape; an overview of achievement goal theory and self-determination theory. Motivation, Educational Policy and Achievement is a ‘wake-up call’ for educational practitioners and policy makers and essential reading for all advanced students and researchers in the fields of educational psychology and educational research.

Research Handbook on Motivation in Public Administration

Research Handbook on Motivation in Public Administration

Author: Stazyk, Edmund C.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789906806

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 202

This cutting-edge Research Handbook brings together international scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of motivation within and beyond the field of public administration. Discussing the implications of contemporary research for theory and practice, it offers suggestions for the development of future research in the field.

Early Professional Development for Teachers

Early Professional Development for Teachers

Author: Frank Banks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136630842

Category: Education

Page: 418

View: 680

Early Professional Development has recently been recognized throughout the UK as a key area for improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools. All teachers need support to move from novice to expert. Set out here is a range of articles to help them achieve that goal. Included are practical strategies for investigating classrooms, ideas about teaching and learning, and key debates concerning professional development, all selected with the aim of moving classroom practice forward. This book offers teachers the opportunity to explore the latest debates on professional development as well as providing practical tips for use in the classroom, and is a rich resource for those teachers committed to developing their teaching for the benefit of their pupils.

Implementing Performance Management

Implementing Performance Management

Author: Joan Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134477791

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 627

This book is for headteachers, senior and middle managers in both primary and secondary schools, and all teachers involved in the performance management process. It sets out the aims and objectives of the system, and offers sensible, practical advice to help make performance management work effectively in schools. Case studies are used to illustrate the processes involved in performance management, and each chapter ends with suggestions for staff discussions, looking at the common concerns and issues that arise. Joan Dean has taught in primary, secondary and further education, and has held two headships. She has also been a primary schools adviser and a chief inspector, and has published more than thirty books on education. In 1980, she was awarded the OBE for services to education.

Managing to Motivate

Managing to Motivate

Author: Linda Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847143884

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 323

Anyone who has spent time in education knows that teachers achieve more when they feel better motivated. The media, policy makers, teachers' unions, and a multitude of others have opinions on how leaders should motivate staff, but what really works?In this timely and constructive book, Linda Evans draws from a wealth of evidence and experience to answer this question. She shares examples drawn from a range of educational settings, from schools for young children to colleges for older students, and shows the contrast between successful and unsuccessful management of teachers' motivation.

Teacher Evaluation Policies and Practices in Japan

Teacher Evaluation Policies and Practices in Japan

Author: Masaaki Katsuno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317526681

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 508

This book explores the impacts of the introduction of new teacher evaluation policies on teachers and head teachers in Japan, particularly that of producing and reinforcing mutual policing relations among teachers and the destabilisation of their identities. It is timely given the big surge of interest world-wide in measuring and developing teachers’ quality to ensure better learning outcomes. As in many other countries, teachers in Japan have to account for their performance and competence in new ways. This book focuses on the nature and impact of these new accountabilities by drawing on data from a national survey and in-depth interviews with a sample of teachers and head teachers as it surveys: New teacher evaluation policies Theories of teacher evaluation and performativity Views on the new teacher evaluation policies The enactment of the new teacher evaluation policies The quantitative data is used to show how teachers experience and perceive the new teacher evaluation policies and practices, and the qualitative data is used to discuss the depth of analysis required to look at the nature of performativity. This book will be a valued addition to the research base upon which both policy makers and practitioners across the nations can draw for the improvement of teacher evaluation as a means of professional development and accountability.

Building Teacher Quality in India

Building Teacher Quality in India

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800719057

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 553

India has one of the largest student populations in the world; the quality of teaching is blamed for the poor performance by Indian students on internationally-comparative assessments. By analyzing various measures of teacher quality, this book provides a framework for policymakers to further improve teacher quality in India.

Educational Administration Innovation for Sustainable Development

Educational Administration Innovation for Sustainable Development

Author: Aan Komariah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351331043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 468

The International Conference on Research of Educational Administration and Management (ICREAM) held on October 17, 2017 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. The aim of ICREAM is to provide a platform for educators, administrators, managers, leaders, policy makers, researchers, scholars, principals, supervisors, graduate students, practitioners, academicians, professionals and teachers from different discipline backgrounds to present and discuss research, developments and innovations in the fields of educational administration. It provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.