Restructuring and Quality in Tomorrow's Schools

Restructuring and Quality in Tomorrow's Schools

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The restructuring of schools systems across the world has been controversial. Have reforms been driven by a desire to cut educational budgets or the need to improve the quality of educational provision? This book explores the restructuring movement, with a particular emphasis on how decentralisation of power has affected the quality of education. It provides a broad and international picture of educational reform.
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  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Routledge Falmer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415133386
  • 9780415133388

Table of contents

Contents Section One: Restructuring for Quality in Schools 1. Quality and equality in education: Central issues in the restructuring of education. Barry McGaw, 2. Connecting school effectiveness and school improvement: What have we learnt in the last ten years? David Reynolds and Louise Stoll, 3. Restructuring through school-based management: Insights for improving tomorrow's schools. Joseph Murphy, 4. Autonomy and mutuality: Quality education and self-managing schools. Judith Chapman and David Aspin, Section Two: Assuring Quality in Schools and School Systems 5. Inspection and school improvement in England and Wales: National contexts and local realities. Kathryn Riley and David Rowles, 6. Quality assurance for schools: Case study: New South Wales. Peter Cuttance, 7. Ano te Hutinga o te Harakeke: The Plucking still of the flaxbush: New Zealand's self-managing schools and five impacts from the ongoing restructuring of educational administration. Ken Rae, 8. Underlying the chaos: Factors explaining exemplary US elementary schools and the case for high-reliability schools. Sam Stringfield, Section Three: The Impact of Restructuring on Schools and School Systems 9. Systemic reform: A case study on restructuring one American public high school. Judy Codding, 10. Linking school and teacher development Dean Fink and Louise Stoll, 11. Schools of the Future: A case study in systemic educational development Tony Townsend, Afterword: Problems and possibilities for tomorrow's schools Tony Townsend.
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