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John West-Burnham offers a radical critique of prevailing models of leadership in education, particularly models of school leadership, notably the British view of headship. For almost a generation, school leadership has been focused on the concept of improvement, within a policy context of improvement and a prevailing culture rooted in ...
Rethinking Educational Leadership: From Improvement to Transformation
John West-Burnham offers a radical critique of prevailing models of leadership in education, particularly models of school leadership, notably the British view of headship. For almost a generation, school leadership has been focused on the concept of improvement, within a policy context of improvement and a prevailing culture rooted in incremental adjustment rather than a fundamental reappraisal. Transformation is a particularly evocative concept; it is one of those words that it is almost impossible to raise objections to. However, as is so often the case with such words, its power is often proportionate to the ambiguity with which it is used. In the context of a discussion about transforming schools three broad categories of usage might be identified: transformation as improved performance, transformation as the achievement of optimum effectiveness and transformation as profound change. It is in this latter respect that the book will offer an alternative model of leadership. Transformation is not about improving output or efficiency; it is not about incremental improvement or optimising organizational effectiveness. Transformation is rather about the profound change of every component of the organization following a fundamental reconceptualisation of its purpose and nature. Transformation is a process that ensures that an organization is appropriate to the context in which it operates. Transformation is about questioning the very nature of the school as an organization and the nature of organizations. The distinctive nature of this book is that it will focus on leadership attitudes, values and personal qualities (the elusive and intangible elements of leadership) rather than simply reworking the traditional blend of knowledge, skills and experience. Central to the book will be the notion of the personal 'mind map' - the model of leadership that determines personal behaviour. The book will focus on helping leaders review and reconceptualise their personal mindscapes. The book will have a strongly practical focus and is designed to be a resource for school leaders who find that their work is increasingly moving beyond traditional boundaries into areas for which there are few precedents and only limited resources.
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62.950000 USD

Rethinking Educational Leadership: From Improvement to Transformation

by John West-Burnham
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The authors take the reader through the background theory of NLP before providing practical guidance on how to incorporate it into classroom practice. Elston and Sphorer take the reader through the background theory of NLP and provide a wealth of practical guidance on how to incorporate it into classroom practice. ...
Using NLP to Enhance Behaviour and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers
The authors take the reader through the background theory of NLP before providing practical guidance on how to incorporate it into classroom practice. Elston and Sphorer take the reader through the background theory of NLP and provide a wealth of practical guidance on how to incorporate it into classroom practice. It will help all teachers to improve the lives of their students they teach or support as well as their own. NLP offers a ground-breaking method of communication that helps people master the way they think and feel. Many problems arise in classrooms because of inadequate rapport between student and teacher, and between parent and teacher. NLP can assist all who work in classrooms to master ways of creating excellent rapport and understanding.
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37.18 USD

Using NLP to Enhance Behaviour and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers

by Kate E. Spohrer, Terry Elston
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This book is quite different from existing 'Western' books on school effectiveness. It describes and analyses the way in which schools operate in developing countries and also tries to explain why they are as they are. Examining them at three levels - the macro, the meso and the micro - ...
School Management and Effectiveness in Developing Countries: The Post-bureaucratic School
This book is quite different from existing 'Western' books on school effectiveness. It describes and analyses the way in which schools operate in developing countries and also tries to explain why they are as they are. Examining them at three levels - the macro, the meso and the micro - the authors use a theoretical framework that they have termed 'post-bureaucracy.' The book has four interlinked sections. First the authors examine the existing economic and theoretical contexts around school effectiveness, including an analysis of the causes of economic crisis and its impact on school management. In the second section the analysis of schools as bureaucratic facades is proposed. The reality of school life, from which any theory of school effectiveness must derive, is illustrated by an ethnographic account of the job of the headteacher in developing countries. The third section explores different ways to understand this reality, operating on three levels: global relationships, national and community cultures, and individual agency. In the final section Haber and Davies draw these levels and realities together.They argue for the democratization of schools as the only way forward for effective education fordevelopment.
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49.300000 USD

School Management and Effectiveness in Developing Countries: The Post-bureaucratic School

by Lynn Davies, Clive Harber
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This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in PSHE in schools and many teachers ...
Teaching Happiness and Well-being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants
This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in PSHE in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. Wellington College, where Ian Morris is head of philosophy, religion and PSHE, is among the first UK schools to introduce a formal well-being and happiness curriculum developed by the author.
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46.47 USD

Teaching Happiness and Well-being in Schools: Learning to Ride Elephants

by Ian Morris
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Part of the Improving Schools Series Leading teachers are those who are researchers and who have developed their pedagogy based on both evidence and conceptually informed practice. This book will draw on three important resources: first, case studies of teachers researching and developing practice; second, research evidence on what we ...
Leading Teachers
Part of the Improving Schools Series Leading teachers are those who are researchers and who have developed their pedagogy based on both evidence and conceptually informed practice. This book will draw on three important resources: first, case studies of teachers researching and developing practice; second, research evidence on what we know about teacher leadership both nationally and internationally; and, third, models of pedagogy and teacher learning that can support the development of a teacher leadership culture within schools.
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78.700000 USD

Leading Teachers

by Helen Gunter
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This text examines the implications of government policy for the curriculum, the professionalism of educational practitioners, and the training and career options of young people. It argues for a new educational agenda which recognizes the importance of intellectual investment and innovation in all areas of educational provision and which addresses ...
Knowledge and Nationhood: Education, Politics and Work
This text examines the implications of government policy for the curriculum, the professionalism of educational practitioners, and the training and career options of young people. It argues for a new educational agenda which recognizes the importance of intellectual investment and innovation in all areas of educational provision and which addresses the profound changes taking place in the relationship between national and global citizenship. The text also includes a critique of New Right policies.
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99.700000 USD

Knowledge and Nationhood: Education, Politics and Work

by Phil Hodkinson, Denis Gleeson, Geoff Esland, Martin Bloomer, etc., James Avis
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Although this book draws on theoretical principles and research, it is a practical guide to leading the learning in schools. Being an effective teacher isn't just about what you do in the classroom; it's about working collaboratively to raise standards within the school and further afield. The author draws on ...
Taking Responsibility for Learning and Teaching: From Principles to Practice
Although this book draws on theoretical principles and research, it is a practical guide to leading the learning in schools. Being an effective teacher isn't just about what you do in the classroom; it's about working collaboratively to raise standards within the school and further afield. The author draws on evidence obtained from interviews with effective teachers in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales to explore what leading the learning means in terms of pedagogy in the classroom. Although rooted in a theoretical framework based on teacher leadership, this is a practical perspective on what a responsibility to lead the learning means in the reality of the classroom. The book contains action points and reflective questions, plus end of chapter summaries so you can quickly check your understanding. This book is for anyone who has been awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) or anyone seeking to gain one of these awards.
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54.550000 USD

Taking Responsibility for Learning and Teaching: From Principles to Practice

by Chris (Chris K.) Turner
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This is an exciting new resource that tackles behaviour management in a fresh, accessible and imaginative way. This book contains dozens of unique drama exercises and games that can be used right across the primary age range to calm tempers, stop restlessness and regain the attention of unruly pupils. Exercises ...
Making a Drama Out of a Crisis: Drama Techniques for Improving Behaviour Management in the Classroom
This is an exciting new resource that tackles behaviour management in a fresh, accessible and imaginative way. This book contains dozens of unique drama exercises and games that can be used right across the primary age range to calm tempers, stop restlessness and regain the attention of unruly pupils. Exercises and games include The Hamster's Underpants, which is designed to stop fidgeting instantly among primary school pupils, and The Bottle Ale Rascal, which puts an end to rudeness and bad language in the classroom once and for all.Focusing on everyday areas of classroom conduct such as fighting, jealousy, concentration, bad language and lapses of attention, this book is packed with tried and tested theatre based games and exercises. Teachers are able to use these with little or no preparation time. The outcome will help modify students' behaviour using exercises which readily fit with the new UK Primary Strategy and the revised literacy strategy which has a particular focus on speaking and listening. This resource offers sound advice about where to turn for help is teachers suspect more serious behavioural issues, such as ADHD.Since staging a play encourages teamwork and cooperation as well as a host of other skills, the book includes a play script for a class production of Aladdin, together with all the information and support teachers might need. Whether teachers need to manage unruly pupils or just work more effectively with their class as a whole, the exercises presented here will give them plenty of scope to work drama into their lessons. If your students misbehave, don't make a mountain out of a molehill - make a drama out of a crisis!
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20.26 USD
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This practically-focused, evidence-informed, perceptive book by James Ogunleye will be essential reading for teachers of 14-19 year olds in FE for a long time to come, and I thoroughly commend it to you. - Dr Jill Jameson, Series Editor. This is a delightfully practical guide for lecturers on how to ...
Guide to Teaching 14-19
This practically-focused, evidence-informed, perceptive book by James Ogunleye will be essential reading for teachers of 14-19 year olds in FE for a long time to come, and I thoroughly commend it to you. - Dr Jill Jameson, Series Editor. This is a delightfully practical guide for lecturers on how to teach students aged 14 to 19 effectively. James Ogunleye's fascinating book provides readers with: a summary of the full range of academic and vocational qualifications available to 14 to 19 year olds; an overview of the current and recent national agenda for 14-19 education and training; illuminating insights into 14-19 year olds' views about teaching and learning; a full range of practical teaching techniques for lecturers which have been tried and tested at the chalk-face; an extensive list of useful publications and resources. This book should prove invaluable reading for all those working in 14-19 education.
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31.59 USD
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The Independent Schools Yearbook is the highly-respected book of reference of Independent Schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council's Associations: HMC, GSA, The Society of Heads, IAPS, ISA and COBIS. Published and updated annually since 1889 the 'Blue Book' is often referred to as the 'Bible' of information on ...
Independent Schools Yearbook 2011-2012: The Bible for Information on Independent Schools: 2011-2012
The Independent Schools Yearbook is the highly-respected book of reference of Independent Schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council's Associations: HMC, GSA, The Society of Heads, IAPS, ISA and COBIS. Published and updated annually since 1889 the 'Blue Book' is often referred to as the 'Bible' of information on independent schools. More than 1,400 School Profiles with information on Contact details, Location, Facilities, Numbers, Admission, Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries, Staff, Curriculum, Sports/Games, The Arts, Extra-Curricular Activities, Community Service, Recent/Planned Developments, News and Events. May I say how valuable and useful your publication proves itself to be - I regularly direct parents to it when considering senior school options as well as using it extensively myself. Head of an IAPS School (Jan 2011)
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63.000000 USD
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This is a short, practical, step-by-step guide designed to justify, inspire and support the whole process of clearing out the sheer amount of stuff that schools accumulate. The DeCluttered School is about enhancing life, and ultimately learning, from an environmental wellness perspective. The book is a short, practical, step-by-step guide ...
The De-cluttered School: How to Create a Cleaner, Calmer and Greener Learning Environment
This is a short, practical, step-by-step guide designed to justify, inspire and support the whole process of clearing out the sheer amount of stuff that schools accumulate. The DeCluttered School is about enhancing life, and ultimately learning, from an environmental wellness perspective. The book is a short, practical, step-by-step guide designed to justify, inspire and support the whole process of clearing out the sheer amount of stuff that schools accumulate. Children can't move freely around rooms and often have to remain desk bound as their learning spaces are so crammed with ancient display, broken furniture and stored paraphernalia. Cleaners everywhere complain they can't do their job properly because they can't get round schools to clean under, behind, or on top of things any more. And absenteeism frequently occurs due to respiratory problems resulting from the fact that schools are dirty and parasites commonplace. Everyone in school deserves to be valued and nourished by their environment, instead of being depleted and undermined as is often the case today. The time is right for people to acknowledge that school settings matter: there is an awareness of this issue and a willingness to deal with it. This book is intended as a solution, not part of the overload that has caused much of the problem in the first place. As Michael Fullan says, 'No more projectitus'. The DeCluttered School will inspire schools to clear up and encourage them to make the message part of the school ethos.
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24.100000 USD
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