The Sharp Edge of Educational Change

The Sharp Edge of Educational Change : Teaching, Leading and the Realities of Reform

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The Sharp Edge of Educational Change conveys the realities of reform as they affect educators' practice. The collected chapters each focus on particular current reform and reveal the technical and logistical complications, social and political dynamics, cognitive disjunctures and limitations, and emotional demands of reform. In so doing, they provide new and rich conceptual perspectives on the contemporary nature of teachers' and administrators' work in classrooms, schools and other educational settings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 522g
  • Routledge Falmer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0750708654
  • 9780750708654
  • 1,694,809

Table of contents

Teaching and leading on the sharp edge of change; courses of change - attrition; the attrition of educational change over time - the case of "Innovative", "Model", "Lighthouse" schools; succession; leadership succession, cultures of teaching and educational change; stratification; change agentry and the quest for equity; lessons form detracking schools; contradiction; changing classroom assessment; teachers' struggles; resistance; the impact of mandated change on teachers; contexts of change; gender; gender politics in school reform; race; in the margins; the work of radical minority immigrant teachers; leadership; changing school in a changing world; prospects for change - field partnerships; inside / outside change facilitation - structural and cultural considerations; social movements; professional and parent - a social movement for educaitonal change?
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