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The new structure of school improvement : inquiring schools and achieving students

Author: Bruce R Joyce; Emily Calhoun; David Hopkins
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1999.
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Draws upon research on successful and unsuccessful school improvement programmes to generate a practical strategy for school improvement that can be used by schools and local education authorities  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce R Joyce; Emily Calhoun; David Hopkins
ISBN: 0335202942 9780335202942
OCLC Number: 40545456
Description: xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Peter Mortimore --
pt. I. Creating the School as a Center of Inquiry: Searching for a New Structure --
1. Building the evolutionary school: looking for success in research and experience --
2. Centering the school on student learning: imagining the possibilities --
3. Studying evolving schools: watching the action --
pt. II. Elaborating the Hypotheses: The Detailed Work of School Improvement --
4. Establishing the Responsible Parties: organizing the decisionmaking community --
5. Information, information, and information: the schoolwide action-research way of doing business --
6. Connecting to the knowledge base: finding curricular and instructional options --
7. Embedding staff development: living in a state of learning --
pt. III. Refining, Renovating, and Redesigning: Taking Steps Large and Small --
8. Refining: thinking through sets of changes --
9. Renovating: changing a dimension of the learning environment --
10. Redesigning Pembroke School: unfolding an evolutionary state --
pt. IV. Policymaking for School Renewal: Making the Context through National, State, and Local Education Authority Policy --
11. Supporting evolution: working at a distance from the school --
12. Reforming reform: renewing the local education authority --
Coda: history and current context.
Responsibility: Bruce Joyce, Emily Calhoun, and David Hopkins.

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