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  • Networks of Innovationby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 42.00

    OECD countries are increasingly referred to as "network societies". This brings to the fore questions about educational networks: to what extent can they replace cumbersome bureaucracies as forms of management and as sources of innovation and professionalism? Some, such as Professor Michael Barber in this volume, predict the demise of large, slow-changing public... more...

  • Internationalisation and Trade in Higher Educationby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 84.00

    In the last decade, we have witnessed new forms of cross-border post-secondary education. These forms not only include international student mobility, but also the mobility of educational programmes and institutions across borders. Until now, however, there has been no comprehensive account of these activities at the global level. more...

  • Quality and Recognition in Higher Educationby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 26.00

    Cross-border education is undergoing new and growing developments such as e-learning, for-profit providers, joint campuses and transnational consortia. These changes are challenging existing national quality assurance and accreditation frameworks and agencies. more...

  • Education at a Glanceby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 81.00

    Across OECD countries, governments are seeking policies to make education more effective while searching for additional resources to meet the increasing demand for education. The 2004 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance. more...

  • Formative Assessmentby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 39.00

    Formative assessment ? the frequent assessments of student progress to identify learning needs and shape teaching ? has become a prominent issue in education reform. The achievement gains associated with formative assessment have been described as "among the largest ever reported for educational interventions". more...

  • Change Forces - The Sequelby Michael G. Fullan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    Fullan's first book on this subject was an instant and best-selling success. Now in Change Forces - The Sequel he extends and expands the use of chaos theory as a lens through which to view and comprehend change, and the forces which govern it. Educators have already widely embraced this approach, and taken on board the idea that change is not so... more...

  • Reflecting On School Managementby Jennifer Evans; Anne Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    The reorganisation of the education system within Britain has vastly increased the managerial responsibilities of those working in schools, although the staff generally have received little management training. In this book, the various issues related to management are teased out and a selection of ideas and pragmatic solutions informing good practice... more...

  • Leading the Self-Managing Schoolby Brian J. Caldwell; Jim M. Spinks

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    This work is a sequel to The Self-Managing School and deals with leadership responsibilities on two levels - as head of a school responsible for loca management and as a director in a Local Education Authority responsible more...

  • School Improvement In Practiceby Kate Myers

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Effective change leading to school improvement is the focus of this practical text. Designed to be dipped into, or read as a whole, the contributors recount their experiences of effecting change in schools in one inner-city LEA. The story unfolds through the eyes of the project manager, the Director of Education, headteachers and project co- ordinators,... more...

  • Choice and Diversity in Schoolingby Carl Bagley; Ron Glatter; Philip Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    This volume provides a unique insight into current understanding of a range of issues central to any analysis and evaluation of market-like systems in schooling, including: * Diversity and hierarchy amongst schools * Parental criteria for choosing schools * The differential impact on advantaged and disadvantaged families * National and international... more...