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

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 386g
  • Routledge Falmer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0750708646
  • 9780750708647

Table of contents

I - Introduction 1.Teaching and Leading on the Sharp Edge of Change Nina Bascia and Andy Hargreaves 2.The Attrition of Educational Change Over Time: The Case of 'Innovative', 'Model', 'Lighthouse' Schools Dean Fink Succession: 3.Leadership Succession, Cultures of Teaching and Educational Change Robert B. Macmillan Stratification: 4.Change Agentry and the Quest for Equity: Lessons form Detracking Schools Jennifer Oakes, Amy Stuart Wells, Susan Yonezawa and Karen Ray 5.Changing Classroom Assessment: Teachers' Struggles Lorna Earl and Steven Katz Resistance: 6.The Impact of Mandated Change on Teachers Beverly Bailey III - Contexts of Change: 7. Gender Politics in School Reform Amanda Datnow 8.In the Margins: The Work of Radical minority Immigrant Teachers Nina Bascia and Dennis Thiessen Leadership: 9.Changing School in a Changing World Benjamin Levin and J. Anthony Riffel 10.IV- Prospects for Change - Field Partnerships: Wayne Seller and Lynne Hannay Social Movements: 11.A Social Movement for Educational Change? Andy Hargreaves
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