MANAGING THE CURRICULUM CENTRE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

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Managing The Curriculum

Author : David Middlewood
ISBN : 9781446265222
Genre : Education
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`Each chapter in the book is firmly rooted in research and is well referenced as one would expect of such a book. It will be of particular use to people with an academic interest in this aspect of school management but will also be thought-provoking for those who are involved in the development of the curriculum within their institution' - escalate This book explores many of the new aspects of the core business of schools and colleges, that is, the curriculum. Keeping the focus clearly on learning and teaching, the contributors explore the practical issues for managers at institutional level, within the context of their need to understand and analyze key educational values and principles. Part One presents overviews of theories and models of curriculum, while Part Two examines how these are applied through planning, monitoring and evaluating. Part Three explores in detail the various managerial roles within schools and colleges from leaders to those responsible for cross-curriculum work and special educational needs. The fourth part discusses the importance of effectively managing resources for the curriculum - the environment, support staff and finance. Contributors use empirical research evidence to analyze current curriculum trends whilst proposing various new models which are likely to emerge in the 21st century.
Category: Education

Managing Effective Learning And Teaching

Author : Ann R J Briggs
ISBN : 9781412931489
Genre : Education
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Presenting the theory underlying management of teaching and learning, as well as discussion of good practice in schools and colleges, the authors of this volume discuss the rationale for learning and teaching though a consideration of curriculum design. This is linked to models of learning and teaching, and the management of contexts for learning, together with the roles and responsibilities of curriculum managers. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom, encouraging the reader to explore the context of managing learning and teaching within his/her own institution. The authors provide self-study material, with extensive links to other key texts in the field. This book is a valuable source book for curriculum managers at all levels in schools and colleges, as well as a course book for Masters' level study in educational management
Category: Education

Managing Finance Resources And Stakeholders In Education

Author : Lesley Anderson
ISBN : 9781446273067
Genre : Education
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`The text is challenging and stimulating and structured to provide the reader with an accessible synopsis of the range of current trends and solutions in the area of educational financial management being applied in the UK and the global context' - Improving Schools Managing Finance, Resources and Stakeholders in Education provides readers with knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of managing finance, resources and stakeholders in schools and colleges. Written specifically for those studying for an academic qualification at masters level in educational management, it provides self-study material and links to other key texts in the field. The authors deal with the links between finance, resources and stakeholders in the context of school and college self-management. Examples are drawn from international settings as well as from the United Kingdom. Building on an examination of theoretical perspectives, practical considerations and applications are examined in a format, which encourages the reader to explore the context of their own educational institution.
Category: Education

Managing International Schools

Author : Sonia Blandford
ISBN : 9781134584673
Genre : Education
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It is estimated that there are some 12 000 international schools world-wide, with over 25 000 middle managers and head teachers. Within this there are several different types of international school including British schools abroad, English-speaking schools overseas, European English-speaking schools and forces schools - in spite of some differences they and their managers share certain needs for administrative efficiency. This practice-based management book for international schools provides support and development for middle and senior managers and teachers. The book concentrates on school improvement and effectiveness by drawing on best practice from international schools around the world using school-based research. It is written by a team from the Oxford Brookes Centre for Educational Management (OXCEM), the UK's most active International Schools' consultancy service. Issues discussed include teaching, learning and the curriculum, primary and secondary curriculum development, recording and reporting assessment, English as a second language, school management and staff development.
Category: Education

School Leadership For The 21st Century

Author : Brent Davies
ISBN : 0415133661
Genre : Education
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Education reform has been a dominating feature not only of education in the UK, but also in many countries across the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school leaders develop the skills which will enable them to lead their new responsibilities effectively. The writers of this book argue that in order to be an effective leader, school leaders need to have a clear understanding of: * the changing context of education; * the changing nature of self-managing schools; * their own leadership and management skills within this environment. The book focuses on these leadership and management perspectives using a competency and knowledge approach. It provides a clear framework which enables school leaders to develop and reflect upon their own skills. All school leaders will find that this book gives them a much needed insight into leading schools as they move into the 21st century. Brent Davies is Professor and Director of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. Linda Ellison is a Principal Lecturer in Education Management and Secretary of BEMAS. Both have published very widely in the field.
Category: Education

School Leadership In The 21st Century

Author : Brent Davies
ISBN : 9780415279529
Genre : Education
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Education reform continues to be a dominating feature of education in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. As a result of this, it is now more important than ever that headteachers and school managers develop the skills which enable them to manage their new responsibilities effectively. In School Leadership in the 21st Century all the major aspects of school leadership are discussed, including: the strategic and ethical dimensions of leadership leading and managing change leading and managing staff in high performance schools information for student learning and organisational learning transformation of schools in the tewnty-first century. The authors of this completely updated and revised edition have addressed the new standards and competency frameworks, making this an essential read for all headteachers and aspiring headteachers on NPQH or LPSH courses and anyone else with an interest in school leadership.
Category: Education

Leading And Managing People In Education

Author : Tony Bush
ISBN : 9781848600560
Genre : Education
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`In my view this book is to be highly recommended, to students, to academics and to managers. Its strengths of style, comparative perspective, and dealing with up-to-date issues make it a valuable text' - ESClate 'The sequel to the astoundingly accomplished Managing People in Education, this book brings to the reader the latest developments and research in management considering the role of people in schools and colleges against an astute exploration of the key concepts in governance. Tony Bush and David Middlewood help the reader to consider the ways in which individuals function within the workplace, and explore the effective management of the people who comprise the workforce in schools and colleges. There is an impressive use and interpretation of the international research literature, and the authors apply this with considerable insight to the British context of schooling and management. This is an essential read for all those following postgraduate course s in management and governance, and for students of social policy who are taking options in educational studies' - Professor John Doyle, International Journal of Educational Management and Administration 'Leading and Managing People in Education is a completely revised and updated version of one of the most influential books in the field. Bush and Middlewood are two of the best, and best known, writers on this topic today. This is one of those rare texts that is capable of being used by both academics and practitioners since it contains that unusual combination of a wealth of scholarship combined with lifetimes of experience in educational leadership and management. School leaders, advisers, University lecturers, and those engaged in courses of further study will all welcome this text. I have no doubt that it will become of the best known and most widely purchased works in the field' - Mark Brundrett, Professor of Education at the University of Hull Reviews of 'Managing People in Education', the authors' previous book: `Aims to enhance management practice in education by presenting research findings and theory from a wide range of contributors' - Skills and Enterprise Update 'This is indeed a book which could be useful to a much larger readership than the normal closed circle of those working in education' - Managing Schools Today Building upon the success of the highly regarded and best selling text Managing People in Education this new book covers leadership and management at all human resource levels, and spans the whole spectrum of educational institutions. It is based on the most up -to- date research and literature on this topic and directly meets the needs of practising leaders and managers in education, as well as postgraduate students in educational leadership.
Category: Education

Creating A Learning School

Author : David Middlewood
ISBN : 9781446225455
Genre : Education
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'Improving the quality of learning and teaching is the most important thing that school leaders do. This book contains much that will help the reader in that enterprise. It reflects the fact that much of what we know about effective, high-quality schools is already 'out there' in schools across the country. The book mines that gold. It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the Learning School, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found. It sets out practical and specific steps to creating the Learning School and will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership '[C]learly set out, passionately and well-written, covering much material, full of interesting insights, as one might expect from two head teachers and an acknowledged expert in the field... Lots of interesting thoughts and ideas, written in an accessible style. I would certainly recommend this book to my students' - ESCalate The schools of the 21st century cannot continue to apply the techniques of the 20th century. 'New Learning' dispenses with outdated preoccupations with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses on independence of learning and structural flexibility within schools. The authors give a complete overview of how schools can adapt to meet changing needs. They look at the teacher as learner, learning outside the classroom, and the nature of leadership in learning schools, and provide practical solutions to the problems of staffing, resourcing and assessment. This book is an invaluable resource for all mid-to-upper level managers in schools, anyone aspiring to these positions, or anyone who takes a longterm view of the future of educational practice.
Category: Education

Leading The Curriculum In The Primary School

Author : Neil Burton
ISBN : 1412902533
Genre : Education
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'The book is a good introduction to anyone taking on middle leadership in the primary sector, and will be useful to heads and deputies who are considering how to organise their schools in the face continuing change and increasing accountability' - Times Educational Supplement In recent years, there has been an acknowledgement of the need for teachers to develop management and leadership skills in addition to specialized subject knowledge, to achieve a state where they possess transferable skills that can be employed in co-ordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book will provide trainees, NQTs and experienced teachers with the management and leadership techniques that they will need in order to develop, with appropriate experience and opportunities, into subject leaders or effective members of a senior management team. The emphasis in this book is on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum leadership. At all levels of experience, from establishing a direction through working with resources to leading and motivating colleagues, this book deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. This book is an invaluable resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession.
Category: Education

Educational Leadership

Author : Clive Dimmock
ISBN : 076197170X
Genre : Education
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This key text in educational leadership focuses on the significance of the context and culture of schools.
Category: Education