ERIC Number: ED529027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
Leading a Creative School: Initiating and Sustaining School Change. Creative Teaching/Creative Schools
Sanders, Ethel, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Introducing creativity to the classroom is a concern for teachers, governments and future employers around the world, and there has been a drive to make experiences at school more exciting, relevant, challenging and dynamic for all young people, ensuring they leave education able to contribute to the global creative economy. "Leading a Creative School" shows that school leaders are central in any change process, and offers suggestions and models of practice for a whole school change towards creative practice. Providing an accessible overview of key issues and debates surrounding different methods of creative change, practical activities, and stimulus material to help teachers, this book will explain how to: (1) reflect on why change is important for your school; (2) motivate your teaching staff; (3) create the conditions for a whole school change; (4) develop practical strategies to make changes long lasting; and (5) assess and monitor changes taking place. Providing case studies and examples of school change from leading practitioners throughout, this book is an invaluable guide for all those involved in school leadership, management and change. Contents of this book include: Series Introduction Introduction (Pat Thomson and Ethel Sanders) (1) It Can Only Happen on a Thursday (Judy Berry); (2) Circles of Influence: Democratic Whole School Alternative to a School Council (Alison Peacock); (3) Change as an Evolutionary Process (Mary Igoe); (4) Dance as the Key to Full and Effective Student Engagement and Driver of Whole School Change (Tony Lyng and Jackie Mortimer); (5) If you Always Do What You've Always Done, You Will Always Get What You've Always Got (Lesley Lyon); and (6) "Making it Yours" (David Priestley).
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, School Councils, Educational Change, Teachers, Instructional Leadership, Creative Teaching, Educational Environment, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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