Описание: This book addresses central themes from the international educational agenda through the case of a key emerging economy of Central Asia, Kazakhstan. The central themes include: the post-Soviet and Kazakh legacies in educational institutions, thought and practice, the internationalisation of educational policy and practice and 'policy borrowing', change processes in national educational systems and obstacles to such change, the leadership of change at school level, professional culture and its development. The chapters are by leading figures from inside and outside Kazakhstan who are involved in the reform process as well as researchers currently engaged in investigating these processes.
Описание: In an era of increased accountability, it is critical to understand why so many partnerships fall short of their goals and to identify the factors that contribute to the success or failure of a collaboration. This book highlights important elements of educational collaboration.
Описание: Explores how key aspects of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have transformed the landscape of educational evaluation, and how this process is redefining what evaluation is within the educational evaluation community. This work examines case studies, critical commentaries, and technical information related to the nexus between evaluation and NCLB.
Описание: Here is an account of innovations that have developed from the creative syntheses of diverse methodological and theoretical approaches used to explore a range of issues and topics related to language in education.
Автор: Fullan, Michael Название: New meaning of educational change ISBN: 0415439574 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415439572 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3464 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Contains lessons about how to cope with, and influence, educational change. Compiling the theory and practice, this book explains why change processes work in the way that they do, and to identify what has to be done to improve the success rate. It is useful for people involved in school reform.
Автор: Bartunek Название: Organizational and Educational Change ISBN: 0415650550 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415650557 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5081 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Jean M. Bartunek, the 2001-2002 President of the Academy of Management, has written an excellent scholarly book on organizational and educational change. Using a joint insider/outsider approach, this book tells the story of a change agent group--a group of teachers--that was creating change in its organization setting, a Network of Independent Schools. The group's focus was on empowerment and professional development for teachers in the Network. The book describes virtually everything that happened in the group over its first seven years and summarizes what happened during its final two years. It explores the identity, work, and evolution of change agent groups in organizations, with particular emphasis on teachers and educational change. Through the book's extensive quotations and narrative account, the reader is enabled to enter into the world of the teacher group studied over the course of its nine-year history. In addition, the book includes analysis of the underlying processes involved in the change, focusing on the change agent group's identity, its actions and relationships with stakeholders as they jointly evolved over time, and their impacts on the vitality of the change effort. It contributes a new understanding of fundamental processes involved in organizational change, especially when viewed from the perspective of change agents. In addition, the book provides practical implications for change agents, specifically change agents in schools. As such, this account will be useful for graduate students and researchers in organizational change, educational leadership, and professional development. It is a part of Lawrence Erlbaum Associates growing series in organization management.
Описание: This volume features the works of scholar-practitioners who embrace critical pedagogy and critical research as praxis in qualitative research about education. The authors take an explicit stance toward social justice through education, and they use critical research as a vehicle toward that end. The chapters critically engage with topics such as researcher role and position in critical research; collaborative research models with teachers and students; exploring visual epistemology in schools and with students; critical science education and cosmopolitanism; and developing praxis within teacher preparation courses and teacher research. Contributors push the boundaries of scholarship by presenting nuanced theoretical discussions or critical and timely educational issues via innovative forms of representation (i.e., fiction, narratives, dialogues, rich descriptions, and visuals). This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
Автор: Morrish Название: Aspects of Educational Change ISBN: 0415677548 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415677547 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 12705 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This book presents an approach towards some real understanding of educational changes and innovations. A number of mechanisms and processes are discussed and analysed in an attempt to present some sort of overview of the agents involved in change, an analysis of the major characteristics of resisters and innovators, an account of the traits and functions of innovative institutions and a description of three particular models which delineate the way in which change occurs. In the final section of the text attention is given to some contemporary educational innovations, and some suggestions provided for dealing with problems involved in their evaluation.
Описание: This collection addresses concepts and theories of change, contexts and functions of reform discourses, and fields of change in educational research. It examines a wide variety of issues such as girls’ education in France, educational neuroscience, the professionalization in Child Protection, and mathematics discourses. It pays attention to the pervasiveness of crisis rhetoric in American Education Research, to the current university climate, and to perspectives for teacher education. The volume presents in-depth studies that integrate the perspective of history and philosophy of education.Educational research has been typically carried out within a discourse of change: changing educational practice, changing policy, or changing the world. Sometimes these expectations have been grand, as in claims of emancipation; sometimes they have been more modest, as in research as a support for specific reforms. This book explores the answers to such questions as: Are these expectations justified? How have these discourses of change themselves changed over time? What have researchers meant by change, and related concepts such as reform, improvement, innovation, progress and the new? Does this teleological and hopeful discourse itself reflect a particular historical and national/cultural point of view? Is it over promising for educational research to claim to solve social problems, and are these properly understood as educational problems? In doing so, it challenges prevailing ideas about the application of philosophy and history of education, and demonstrates the relevance of philosophical and historical approaches for the practice and theory of education and for educational research.This publication, as well as the ones that are mentioned in the preliminary pages of this work, were realized by the Research Community (FWO Vlaanderen / Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium) Philosophy and History of the Discipline of Education: Faces and Spaces of Educational Research.
Описание: Although a few books are available on the use of computers in the school office, this book is the first one addressing the topic of computer-assisted school information systems (SISs) for an international audience, based on both practical and scientific international collaborative research. This book: analyzes the nature of SISs, their intended benefits and history; presents the development strategies and the characteristics of three SISs that are widely used in various parts of the world; reviews what has been learned from the research over the last decade to inform successful design and implementation of SISs; presents exciting perspectives on the future of SISs from experts, vendors, and users; and reflects on what needs to be done to promote the full utilization of SISs by clerical and managerial school staff through better system design, user support, and continuing research. The book has been written for an international audience of students, researchers, system designers and implementers, practitioners and policy-makers in developing as well as in developed countries. It will also be of benefit to professionals in the field of school administration and school management to help them promote better use of SIS in their own context by learning from the experience of others.
Описание: Deals with the idea and necessity of extending educational change - conceptually and in action. This volume (part of 4 volumes) is the second section in the "International Handbook of Educational Change". It is a collection of the important ideas and evidence of educational change.
Описание: Part of the "International Handbook of Educational Change", this volume deals with issues, such as educational innovation, reform, restructuring, culture-building, inspection, school-review, and change management. It is useful for school leaders, system administration, teacher leaders, consultants, facilitators, and educational researchers.
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