Rules of School Reform by Max Angus
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Rules of School Reform
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Rules of School Reform by Max Angus

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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 departmental officials. This shell is made up not only of official rules but also informal rules, some of which, even though unspoken, are highly influential. Collectively, these rules provide stability but also confine the extent of any change.; In "The Rules of School Reform" the author draws two separate but related conclusions that have serious implications for school improvement. Firstly, as long as the basic regulatory structures are left in place there is unlikely to be any enduring change to teaching. Secondly, should officials remove these structures, they will lose control of the system they are employed to manage. There is no escape from this dilemma. The author asks how can school reform succeed, unless we examine how established rule systems shape classroom life?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750706377
ISBN-10: 0750706376
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Why are legislators often left wondering why, after new acts and regulations have been implemented, the educational practice remains the same. This text provides perspectives on the way in which regulation can enable or obstruct reform within the

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