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The Self-Transforming School

The Self-Transforming School (Paperback)

By Caldwell, Brian J.
By Spinks, Jim M.

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This is the first mega-analysis in education policy and practice. It combines an overview of insightful meta-analyses of factors contributing to the success of schools and an analysis of powerful mega-trends that are shaping developments in education in general and schools in par...ticular. The book spans 50 years starting with Caldwell and Spinks' ground-breaking book The Self-Managing School (1988) that described approaches that were considered at the time to be either undesirable or impossible to achieve yet are now accepted as preferred practice. Twenty-five years later in their fifth book they draw on their work in more than 40 countries to offer a prognosis and plan for the next 25 years. The central theme is that all schools in all settings can secure success for all students in an era where society and economy are changing constantly and dramatically. This does not mean that schools will operate alone; many if not most will be members of networks - many networks in some instances - and these networks will be global more than they are local. Most will be part of a system of schools and will draw on 'the system' for support in some matters. However, the school will 'call the shots'. No amount of externally designed re-structuring, re-staffing, or command-and-control direction will by themselves be sufficient to achieve the transformation of schools. Many schools in some nations are doing this now, but achieving scale-up for all schools everywhere by replicating particular approaches cannot and should not be an expectation. Leadership of the highest quality deeply embedded in schools and systems of schools will be required. Leadership to reproduce the status quo or to achieve modest improvement will not suffice.
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ISBN 9780415660594
Released NZ 5 Jul 2013
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780415660594
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 5 Jul 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Caldwell, Brian J.
By Spinks, Jim M.
Category Organization & Management Of Education
Number of Pages 222
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 371.2
Weight 363g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Educational leadership, School management and organization, School improvement programs, EDUCATION / General, EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly