The Resource Leveraging social capital in systemic education reform, edited by Ian R. Haslam and Myint Swe Khine

Leveraging social capital in systemic education reform, edited by Ian R. Haslam and Myint Swe Khine

Label
Leveraging social capital in systemic education reform
Title
Leveraging social capital in systemic education reform
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian R. Haslam and Myint Swe Khine
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Much has been written of late about the need to reform school systems across the world. In like manner there have been many attempts to change school systems for the better but without a great deal of success. This, in part, has much to do with the inertia in school systems and the nature of the work. The professional isolation of teachers from one another in schools is no excuse but it is a key factor in the development of system wide professional capital. This book explores the importance of school leadership and the use of digital media to develop social capital in schools. Particular examples of school reforms that focused on developing professional capital with varying degrees of success are to be seen in the UAE, in reforms to the Australian middle school, and in attempts to reform the Community College in the USA. 0Throughout the book there are three powerful ideas associated with successful large scale reforms. First, there are the structural elements that all successful school systems have in common including revised curriculum standards, a reliable assessment system, technical skills of teachers and school leaders, a comprehensive data system, rewards and remuneration of workforce and policy documents to support change. Second, strategic imperatives such as the singular focus on teaching and learning for student success, the need to build workforce capacity in schools, the need to ensure system wide implementation of reforms and the importance of collaboration and team building. Third, the systematic development of professional learning communities and teacher leadership will increase social capital in schools which will ensure student success. This book looks at overcoming the inertia to school reform in education systems caused by structural deficiencies, strategic shortfalls and implementation procedures"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
371.207
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2806
LC item number
.L48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary approaches to research in learning innovations
Series volume
volume 10
Label
Leveraging social capital in systemic education reform, edited by Ian R. Haslam and Myint Swe Khine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Social Capital in the Autonomous World of Teachers -- 2. Strengthening the Lead -- 3. The Emergence of Digital Social Capital in Education -- 4. Leading for Collective Creativity by Managing the Social Environment in Schools -- 5. Australian Middle Years Reform -- 6. Developing Educational Capital in Times of Change -- 7. Large-Scale Reforms and the "Cafeteria" College
Control code
ocn958350698
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 166 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789463006514
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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.b35309362
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)958350698
  • springer9463006516

Library Locations

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