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ERIC Number: ED535940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 220
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8547-3916-5
The Adventurous School: Vision, Community and Curriculum for Primary Education in the Twenty-First Century
Reed, Jane; Maskell, Kathy; Allinson, David; Bailey, Rosemary; Bates, Fernanda; Davies, Sian; Gallimore, Catherine
Institute of Education - London
"The Adventurous School" tells the uplifting stories of three primary schools who took charge of renewing their vision, their place in the community and their curriculum to become environments where children, teachers, parents and partners thrived. The book takes the reader through each school's five year journey and gives real-life practical accounts of their improvement processes and professional and pedagogical practice. Using clear analogies it links practice to research and the philosophy of education. It conveys the sense of adventure and excitement of each school providing tools and ideas that schools can use to plan and implement their own vision and approach. Exploring four main questions: (1) What do we want for children now and for their future?; (2) What vision and values will achieve this?; (3) What is the relationship of a school to its community?; and (4) What curriculum design brings life to learning and learning to life? The Adventurous School describes how creating new directions involves stepping outside conventional norms, befriending change and living with the unknown. It is essential reading for headteachers, school leadership teams and all practitioners. It will be a useful reference text for lecturers of school leadership and improvement, teaching and learning and curriculum development courses in universities, local authorities and leadership training organisations. The authors have a wealth of experience as senior teachers and leaders, teacher educators, local authority advisers and inspectors, researchers, consultants and coaches.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of London, Institute of Education
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)