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  • Improving Quality in Educationby Colin Bayne-Jardine; Dr Colin C Bayne-Jardine; Charles Hoy; Dr Margaret Wood; Margaret Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    *Explores the best acknowledged ways to maintain and improve school education in the UK *Highlights ways for achieving required standards (such as DfEE standards) *Explores the need to find the right balance between external inspection and internal self-examination as methods for identifying sustainable improvements in schools. While predominantly... more...

  • A Socially Critical View Of The Self-Managing Schoolby John Smyth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    The shift from the model of central government educational control to school- based management has been widely adopted and acclaimed and has created the general impression of increased democracy and participation.; The international contributors to this book tackle this important policy issue and look behind the scenes of the moves towards school self-... more...

  • The Rules of School Reformby Max Angus

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    Why do new legislative acts and regulations designed to improve schools have little impact on teaching? Why have so many attempts at school reform been so notably unsuccessful?; While seeking to answer these questions, Angus examined the complex issue of rules and regulations. He found a shell of rules around teaching that is guarded by unions and... more...

  • Restructuring Schoolsby W. Lowe Boyd; H. Beare

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    Education reform has become part of a political imperative in a number of developed countries around the world. The simultaneous movement to reform schooling and the administrative structures which deliver educational services therefore needs to be studied in order to lay bare its fundamental assumptions. This movement has been labelled "restructuring"... more...

  • Restructuringby Cyril Poster; Sonia Blandford; John Welton

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 69.95

    This book provides an introduction to and analysis of the concept of the restructuring of schools. It includes detailed case-study material, which analyses the theory, considers the real people involved, and offers practical solutions to the problems of understanding and managing restructuring. Cyril Poster retired from teaching to become deputy director... more...

  • Educational Facilities and Risk Managementby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00

    Earthquakes and other natural disasters are unpredictable, destructive, and often deadly. In developed and developing countries alike, the cost in human life and infrastructure is very high. The danger to schools is of particular concern, given the concentration of young people attending them, and schools' broader role in communities -- not the least... more...

  • Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakesby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 67.00

    Earthquake-prone communities need earthquake-resistant schools. In 2002, a primary school in San Giuliano, Italy, collapsed killing 29 children and one teacher. In May 2003, a medium-sized earthquake in the city of Bingöl, Turkey, caused the collapse of three new schools and a dormitory, killing many children as they slept. more...

  • Financing Education: Investments and Returnsby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 22.00

    As individuals and nations increasingly recognize that high levels of knowledge and skills are essential to their success, spending on education is increasingly considered an investment in the collective as well as individual future. Investment in human capital has thus moved to centre stage in the strategies of  WEI countries to promote economic... more...

  • 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...