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As societies continue to set educational goals that are, on current performance, beyond the capacity of the system to deliver, strategies for enhancing student learning through school and classroom intervention have become increasingly important. Yet, as David Hopkins argues in his book, many of the educational initiatives recently developed under the umbrella of school improvement are inadequate or unhelpful. Simply blaming teachers and delegating financial responsibility, he maintains, has little positive impact on classroom practice. This is the bleak context within which school improvement has to operate today. School Improvement for Real offers a genuine alternative: a strategy for educational change that focuses on student achievement by modifying classroom practice and adapting the management arrangements within the school to support teaching and learning. It outlines an approach to school improvement that has a medium term, systemic orientation, providing both principles and suggestions for better practice. The author's experience in the field of school improvement ensures that the text is informed by a practical wisdom that is so often lacking from the more typical managerial texts on improvement and effectiveness.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415230759
ISBN-10: 0415230756
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Hopkins

David Hopkins is Professor and Dean of Education at the University of Nottingham. His most recent publications include co-authoring The International Handbook of Educational Change and Improving the Quality of Education for All 2nd edition

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