Effective Schooling for the Community: Core-plus Education

Effective Schooling for the Community: Core-plus Education

Hardback Educational Management

By (author) Tony Townsend, Foreword by Jack Minzey

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 25mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415104173
  • ISBN 13: 9780415104173

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Education systems are currently under challenge to teach new skills and competencies to all their students, and to function under increasing financial constraints. The effectiveness of schools to meet these challenges is being questioned by politicians, business leaders and academics worldwide; school effectiveness has become one of the important themes of world education. This work begins with a review of the international research in school effectiveness, exploring how the term "school effectiveness" is defined and used, how effective schools have been identified and how effectiveness is achieved. This, together with the author's own research data collected in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia, is used to develop a broader perspective of school effectiveness which includes the need for local communities to be mobilized for school development. The text also provides a model for school improvement to this end, building on the school effectiveness literature and community education principles and processes.

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Table of contents

Introduction: An international perspective on school effectiveness 2. The Effective School: towards a framework of understanding 3. Community Perceptions of Effective Schools 4. Effective Schools: the case studies 5. The Core-Plus School 6. Developing the Core-Plus School: A model for action 7. Leadership in the Core-Plus School 8. Process Issues for Core-Plus Education 9. From Community Needs to Core-Plus Policies 10. Programmes in the Core-Plus School 11. Financing and Managing the Core-Plus School. Afterword: A vision for the next century.