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Schooling the rustbelt kids : making the difference in changing times

Author: Pat Thomson
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book Pat Thomson argues that current outcomes-based and standardised policies for disadvantaged schools are not effective. Rather schools need the flexibility to develop strategies that suit their specific situation. Australian author (University of South Australia).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Thomson
ISBN: 1865086851 9781865086859
OCLC Number: 50788435
Description: xv, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Vicki and Thanh --
2. The city --
Photo essay --
3. Place of trouble/troubled places --
4. Bringing particularity into site --
5. Rhetoric and resources --
6. Staffing matters --
7. The policy terrain --
8. Principal acts/acts of principle --
9. Discourses of equity --
10. Doing justice.
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Argues that the outcomes-based and standardized policies for disadvantaged schools are not effective. Rather schools need the flexibility to develop strategies that suit their specific situation. The  Read more...

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"A gripping insight into the local struggles facing disadvantaged schools and a compelling account of the injustice of their place in the bigger picture."

 
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