ERIC Number: ED512594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Weaving Evidence, Inquiry and Standards to Build Better Schools
Timperley, Helen, Ed.; Parr, Judy, Ed.
Every school leader and teacher knows that the challenges of change are constant and ongoing. Expectations have risen. The material for "Weaving Evidence, Inquiry and Standards to Build Better Schools" is based on the authors' involvement in research and development projects that have successfully accelerated students' learning and achievement throughout the country. All the authors work closely with schools and know what it takes to tackle the tough problems involved in leading, teaching and learning. The book presents sets of principles and practical suggestions to guide improvement efforts. The emphasis is on three dimensions of improving capability: instructional, organisational and evaluative. These capabilities develop over time through multiple cycles of inquiry and knowledge building. Alongside these sit trusting but challenging relationships and managed interdependence. The book provides a helpful continuum of progression for use in professional development. Mostly, it will provoke thinking, talking and action by all those engaged in building better schools.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Evidence, Inquiry, Standards, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Professional Development, Foreign Countries
New Zealand Council for Educational Research. P.O. Box 3237, Wellington 6140 New Zealand. Tel: +64-4384-7939; Fax: +64-4384-7933; Web site: http://www.nzcer.org.nz
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand