Sustainable School Improvement

Sustainable School Improvement

Author: Patricia Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475862881

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 122

This book challenges the current culture of constant change while providing a framework, the tools and the right conversations to support educators and school leaders in improving student outcomes.

School Improvement

School Improvement

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594549443

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 604

Brings together recent reseach findings from around the world on key issues in school improvement, including discussion of the role of management, teachers, students, and the curriculum.

EBOOK: Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement

EBOOK: Building Leadership Capacity for School Improvement

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335225699

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 368

* What form of leadership promotes school improvement? * How do schools build leadership capacity? * How do schools sustain improvement in changing times? This book offers a new perspective on the relationship between leadership and school improvement. It emphasises the importance of maximising the leadership capabilities of all those within the organization and offers guidance about the way in which this is achieved. Whilst drawing upon the latest research evidence concerning schools improvement, it is intended to be a practical guide to building leadership capacity and is written primarily for those working in schools. Through case study illustrations Alma Harris and Linda Lambert demonstrate how leadership capacity can be built in schools in very different contexts. Practical material is provided to assist schools in generating the internal capacity for change and development. The central message of this book is one of investing in leadership at all levels within the organization to maintain and sustain school improvement.

From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity

From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity

Author: Frank Crowther

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412986946

Category: Education

Page: 211

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The definitive approach to achieving long-term school improvement Bestselling author Frank Crowther makes a compelling case for capacity building and parallel leadership as the keys to ensuring sustainable improvement. Based on a study of how school leaders collaborated to enhance quality in their workplaces, this book: Outlines six research-based dynamics for accomplishing lasting results Provides real-life examples of successful parallel leadership among school staff Demonstrates effective capacity building in multiple settings Everything you need to build a successful and sustainable plan that is rooted in enduring principles is right here, complete with practical examples and proven tools.

Collaborative School Improvement

Collaborative School Improvement

Author: Trent E. Kaufman

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612502625

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 474

How can districts bring instructional improvement to scale within and across schools? The authors of Collaborative School Improvement argue that districts can play a powerful part in helping schools build the capacity to engage in inquiry-based reform—but that this effort requires a shift in districts’ traditional role as a professional development provider. Drawing on case studies from three districts, the authors identify eight key practices for effective school-district collaboration. By helping districts teach—and model—an inquiry-based process, Collaborative School Improvement promises to offer powerful new support for scaling up data-driven instructional reform."

Lessons in School Improvement from Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons in School Improvement from Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Miriam Mason

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781801175043

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 609

Lessons in School Improvement from Sub-Saharan Africa describes the planning, delivery and evaluation of an improvement programme by EducAid. The evaluation showed that children in schools, whose teachers had taken part in the programme, made more progress in literacy, attendance and behaviour than children in control schools.

School Improvement Networks and Collaborative Inquiry

School Improvement Networks and Collaborative Inquiry

Author: Mauricio Pino Yancovic

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787697355

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 485

This book describes the processes and challenges of implementing collaborative practices in School Improvement Networks, focussing specifically on examples from Chile. The Chilean case is significant for other challenging contexts, particularly rural communities, that still seek to implement collaborative inquiry projects.

School Improvement

School Improvement

Author: Alma Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134535118

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 411

This book aims to demystify the principles and practice of school improvement by demonstrating how successful classroom and school improvement occurs. It outlines the conditions, strategies and approaches that promote sustainable improvement and provides an overview of the main theoretical perspectives in this area. This accessible text will be useful for practitioners working within schools and with schools, offering clear guidance for those keen to raise standards and improve achievement. The What's In It For Schools? series aims to make educational policy issues relevant to practitioners. Each book in the series focuses on a major educational issue. The author sets the issue in context, looks at how it impacts on the daily lives of schools and teachers, and raises key questions. The books are grounded in sound theory, recent research evidence and best practice, and will make an excellent addition to any staffroom bookshelf.

School Improvement

School Improvement

Author: Decheng Zhao

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000610307

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 368

The book analyzes school improvement from the perspective of theory and practice in China. By theoretically exploring definitions, characteristics, and models of school improvement, the author develops and explains an effective set of criteria. Ten cases of best practice are shared, exploring different aspects of school improvement such as school development planning, teacher human resource management, and instructional leadership. Integrating theory and practice, the book further discusses the generation and application of best practice case studies. It contributes to the knowledge of new management and practical innovation in the field of school improvement. Policymakers, educators, managers, researchers, and all those interested in improving the quality of basic education will find this book helpful.

Leading the Sustainable School

Leading the Sustainable School

Author: Debra Massey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441128522

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 532

When Debra Massey took over as Head of Howe Dell it had a deficit budget, falling numbers on roll, poor SATs results and an ever-delayed new school build. Within a year the school was oversubscribed and attendance significantly improved - and the pupils say it's down to the school's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curriculum. In Leading the Sustainable School, Debra explains how making leadership the right - and responsibility - of every stakeholder, taking a few risks and using common sense can improve school attainment and enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a challenge or initiative, followed by action points to apply to your own setting. From developing a team of leaders, to self-evaluation tools, this book offers practical advice on raising standards in an efficient and sustainable way. The companion website for the book features training tools to use with staff and links to useful websites, making this a complete package for current or aspiring leaders.

The School Improvement Planning Handbook

The School Improvement Planning Handbook

Author: Daniel Linden Duke

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781610486316

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 873

To help principals and their school improvement committees develop and implement plans with a greater likelihood of success, the authors offer a step-by-step process for school improvement planning. They go on to pinpoint specific school improvement goals, including raising reading and mathematics achievement, building robust school cultures, addressing the needs of English language learners, improving instruction, and reducing absenteeism and dropouts.