'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.
Author: Dr. Kenneth B. Cooper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2013-12-24
Ken, Nels and Joe reveal the quality management principles and collaborative leadership skills that led to amazing results for them, while detailing the practices necessary for educators to achieve the same outcomes in their schools.
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.
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.
Parents and Schools 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.
Author: Susan P. Gray
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Make the leap from ordinary to stellar school leadership! "What can I do to make a difference and lift my school to excellence?" Principals will find answers to this question and other critical leadership issues in this comprehensive resource, which examines how to apply lessons from the private sector to public education. The authors provide templates, implementation tips, and additional resources, and help school leaders discover nine essential characteristics of high-performing "Level 5" leaders through: In-depth discussions and case studies of "star" principals A comparison of principals and corporate leaders, including qualities exclusive to school leadership Reflection questions for more effective application of leadership principles
How do we prepare children for a future we can't even imagine? Across Canada, a debate swirls around what our children will need to know in the face of huge technological, economic, social and political change. The question has become an ideological battleground, and there is a hunger for a deeper understanding of what we should be doing to prepare children now for the challenges of the future. This timely, important book is an answer to that call. In Pushing the Limits, Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer draw on their experiences as educational leaders to reveal that the schools of the future exist in the here and now. They introduce us to extraordinary Canadian public schools, deeply rooted in their communities, that are fostering innovators, nimble problem-solvers and engaged citizens, boosting math comprehension, cultivating creativity and using technology to broaden the parameters of learning. And they explore why the role of schools is expanding to nurture students' social-emotional skills and growth mindsets, and how vital this broader definition of education is to children's long-term health, happiness and success. This book provides a vision of what schooling can and should look like in our rapidly shifting world and explores how we—parents and teachers—can realize this vision together.
Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-07-13
Praise for Leading School Turnaround "Going beyond their previous considerable work on the study of leadership, Kenneth Leithwood, Alma Harris, and Tiiu Strauss now get up-close and detailed. They use their powerful framework for how school leaders influence student learning, but this time they get inside the 'how.' Practical, powerful, interesting, and insightful— an indispensible resource for turnaround leaders." —MICHAEL FULLAN, professor emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto "The problem of bringing about change in those schools where it is needed most remains one of the most intractable challenges in school leadership. This book is written by international scholars who understand the complexities of this challenge. Unlike other volumes based on a single person's experience or a reading of the literature, these authors offer useful specific insights based on data about what leaders in schools that accomplish fundamental change actually do." —PHILIP HALLINGER, Chair Professor of Leadership and Change, Hong Kong Institute of Education
Author: Sue Robinson
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-03-08
School leadership is undergoing significant change as headteachers respond to new opportunities and challenges offered to or imposed on them as a result of government policy. There have been increasing calls for transformational change to redesign the school system to provide a suitable workforce for the knowledge economy and to manage the anticipated shortage of future school leaders. Sue Robinson combines her professional experience as a practising primary headteacher and National Leader of Education with recent research into the impact of government policy on the roles of primary heads to offer an analysis of the shifting nature of school leadership. Headteachers have taken advantage of roles available including consultancy, leadership of academies and federations and children's centres. Including interview material with 27 'outstanding' primary headteachers, this is the first book combining research and practitioner insight to show how: - heads have managed the educational agenda- how they have built capacity in school to sustain their new internal and external roles - their motivations, insights and experiences- the implications for government educational policy and leadership development
This book looks at the failure of educational reform efforts to impact on the learning and performance of students due to misguided action based on a number of myths associated with school reform which remain prevalent in education.
Der Band erarbeitet theoretisch, empirisch, method(olog)isch und praxisorientiert Zugänge zum Verhältnis von Organisation und Netzwerken und untersucht die Verbindung zwischen sozialer Netzwerkforschung und erziehungswissenschaftlicher/ organisationspädagogischer Diskussion. Der Inhalt Theorie und Methodologie in der Netzwerk- und Organisationsforschung • Organisationales Lernen und Steuerung in und von Netzwerken • Vernetzung, soziale Dienstleistungsorganisationen und Adressat*innen • Netzwerkförmige und digitale Arbeits- und Organisationsformen • Netzwerke und Schule(n) • Netzwerke, Hochschule und Innovation Die HerausgeberInnen Dr. Susanne Maria Weber ist Professorin am Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Dr. Inga Truschkat ist Professorin am Institut für Sozial- und Organisationspädagogik an der Universität Hildesheim. Dr. Christian Schröder ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Post-Doc) an der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften an der Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes. Luisa Peters ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Sozial- und Organisationspädagogik an der Universität Hildesheim. Dr. Andreas Herz ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Post-Doc) am Institut für Sozial- und Organisationspädagogik an der Universität Hildesheim.