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Improving Schools

Productive Tensions Between the Local, the Systemic and the Global

  • Shaun Rawolle
  • Muriel Wells
  • Louise Paatsch
  • Russell Tytler
  • Coral Campbell
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 1-24
  3. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 25-41
  4. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 43-64
  5. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 65-90
  6. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 91-126
  7. Shaun Rawolle, Muriel Wells, Louise Paatsch, Russell Tytler, Coral Campbell
    Pages 127-135

About this book

Introduction

This unique book explores school improvement policy – from its translation into national contexts and school networks to its implementation in leader and teacher practices in individual schools and classrooms within this network of schools and its impact on students’ learning. It draws on multiple conceptual and theoretical resources to explore the complexities attached to a school improvement process in a network of schools in Australia. These conceptual and theoretical resources include discourse, practice, representation and network, concepts common to both policy research as well as studies of leadership and classroom practice. They lead to a more detailed understanding of the intersections between educational policy and intervention processes, and the complex reality of school processes and teaching practices. In the book we trace the implementation of school improvement policies through its multiple phases, levels and contexts. Our data-collection and analysis methods draw on a variety of perspectives in the way different players perceive their roles and the nature of the initiative and the ways in which these intersect. The research findings are used to seek productive approaches to school improvement that combine policy integrity with local flexibility. The book contributes to the school improvement literature through its exploration of tensions between global and systemic settings and local practices and histories.

Keywords

International school improvement School improvement Schooling in Australia classroom practice education policy effective teacher learning enhanced school processes global education reform global policy travel policy borrowing policy travel quality learning school accountability school change processes school improvement rhetoric school leadership system change processes system reform initiatives teacher professional learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Shaun Rawolle
    • 1
  • Muriel Wells
    • 2
  • Louise Paatsch
    • 3
  • Russell Tytler
    • 4
  • Coral Campbell
    • 5
  1. 1.School of EducationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  3. 3.School of EducationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  4. 4.School of EducationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia
  5. 5.School of EducationDeakin UniversityWaurn PondsAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-931-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-929-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-931-8
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