Search results for: effective-change-in-schools-school-leadership

Effective Change in Schools

Author : Una Connolly
File Size : 64.95 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 774
Read : 738
Download »
Focusing on the Improving Schools Project in South Wales, Effective Change in Schools explores the process of successful and substantial educational change. The 32 schools which took part in the project all made significant changes in their practice in order to improve pupil achievement. This book describes and analyses the central features of that educational transformation process. The authors include: *information about the project, its aims and purposes *fresh and innovative perspective on the change process in schools and the leadership and management of change *examination of the key aspects of school effectiveness and improvement *description of the strategies adopted by the schools to initiate change and an outline of the issues that the schools faced as they attempted to move forward *consideration of the role of leadership in educational transformation and the essence of the successful leader. This is an invaluable guide to anyone endeavouring to bring about change in their own school or who has an interest in educational management and leadership.

Effective Change in Schools

Author : Chris James
File Size : 65.50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 966
Read : 1084
Download »
This text is based on case-study schools who have made, or are making, significant steps to improvement. The book analyzes and explains the changes which have been made to bring about improvement.

School Effectiveness and School based Management

Author : Yin Cheong Cheng
File Size : 25.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 343
Read : 1303
Download »
The aim of this book is to bridge the widening gap between ongoing educational reforms and the lack of advances in knowledge, research and practice. Included is a description of new mechanisms in fields such as leadership, staff development and curriculum change.

Can Every School Succeed

Author : Brian Creasman
File Size : 72.25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 892
Read : 640
Download »
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.

Effective School Leadership

Author : John MacBeath
File Size : 46.4 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 704
Read : 1232
Download »
Effective School Leadership raises many questions about effective leadership and how it is seen from different viewpoints. The issues are placed in political context and in relation to a changing world scene.

Effective School Leadership in Challenging Times

Author : Liz Browne
File Size : 48.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 507
Read : 1004
Download »
Education leadership has been subject to a period of turmoil with rapid social change, political demands for excellence, economic pressures for austerity and the influence of technology impacting on leadership roles in multiple ways. This book draws on real examples of practice to identify the key challenges facing educational leadership and how these might be overcome drawing on recent research and interventions that have impacted positively on learner outcomes and teacher retention. Covering all aspects of leadership including school improvement, vision and values, working with partners and leading change, the book launches the concept of atomic leadership, advocating small steps to change for maximum momentum and large-scale impact. It reveals how leaders can cooperate to trial new ways of learning and disseminate their successes and failures with a new honesty and openness about what works in our schools. With reflective tasks in every chapter, this text will inspire debate and inform discussion at staff meetings and is essential reading for all school leaders as well as those undertaking master-level courses in educational leadership and or pursuing the National Professional Qualifications in leadership.

Preparation and Development of School Leaders in Africa

Author : Pontso Moorosi
File Size : 78.43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 929
Read : 386
Download »
The book is based on African research and reviews on school leadership preparation and development, taking stock of where the field is in this geographical region and what lies ahead. The exclusive focus on sub-Saharan African countries is driven by the desire to foreground African experiences, highlighting gaps and asking critical questions about contextually relevant models of leadership that can drive towards improved educational outcomes for African children. The countries explored include Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania. Written by a collective of seasoned researchers with extensive experience in the field and on the continent, this volume is timely, as the field is in need of serious political attention. For these reasons, the book is an important resource for policy-makers, school leaders and other practitioners, students, educators of school leadership preparation programmes as well as researchers in the field on the continent and the diaspora.

Schools That Change

Author : Lew Smith
File Size : 62.89 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 610
Read : 524
Download »
Through specific examples, qualitative research, and portraiture, the author illustrates how and why some schools are able to achieve significant, sustainable change while others cannot.

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership

Author : Michael Fullan
File Size : 83.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 660
Read : 532
Download »
The time has come to change the context of school leadership! The role of the principal is pivotal to systemic school change. That is the fundamental message in The Moral Imperative of School Leadership, which extends the discussion begun in Fullan's earlier publication, What’s Worth Fighting for in the Principalship? The author examines the moral purpose of school leadership and its critical role in "changing the context" in which the role is embedded. In this bold step forward, Fullan calls for principals to become agents as well as beneficiaries of the processes of school change. Concepts explored in-depth include: Why "changing the context" should be the main agenda for the principalship Why barriers to the principalship exist Why the principal should be seen as the COO (chief operating officer) of a school Why the role of the principal should figure more prominently within the system

Leadership for Green Schools

Author : Lisa A. W. Kensler
File Size : 40.12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 349
Read : 903
Download »
Leadership for Green Schools provides aspiring and practicing leaders with the tools they need to facilitate the design, leadership, and management of greener, more sustainable schools. Framed by theory and research, this text draws from the fields of sustainability science, built learning environment, and educational leadership to explain what green schools look like, what role school buildings play in advancing sustainable organizational and instructional practices, and why school leaders are "greening" their leadership. Sustainability can often seem like an unreachable, utopian set of goals, but this important resource uses illustrative examples of successful schools and leaders to show how establishing and managing green schools aligns with the work they are already doing to restore engaged learning within their schools and communities. Leadership for Green Schools is a unique and important resource to help leaders reduce the environmental impact of school buildings and immerse students in purposeful, meaningful learning for a sustainable, just future. Special Features: Examples from award-winning schools and leaders—best-practices and illustrative examples throughout make whole school sustainability come to life and show how green leadership is a real possibility for the reader. Aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leadership—provides the tools necessary for leaders to advance sustainability goals while at the same time fulfilling the core purposes of their job. End-of-chapter discussion questions—valuable pedagogical tools invite personal reflection and conversation.