Details

Learning to Change


Learning to Change

Teaching Beyond Subjects and Standards
1. Aufl.

von: Andy Hargreaves, Lorna Earl, Shawn Moore, Susan Manning

31,99 €

Verlag: Jossey-Bass
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 14.03.2002
ISBN/EAN: 9780787958633
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 240

DRM-geschütztes eBook, Sie benötigen z.B. Adobe Digital Editions und eine Adobe ID zum Lesen.

Beschreibungen

The success of school reform measures greatly depends on thesupport and commitment of teachers. This book examines therealities of educational change from the frontline perspective ofreform-minded teachers. It charts the perceptions and experiencesof twenty-nine teachers in grades 7 and 8 from four schooldistricts--showing how they grappled with such initiatives asintegrated curriculum, common learning standards, and alternativemodes of assessment. This book moves beyond the bandwagons of rhetorical change andexamines how these changes work in practice for better and forworse. Authors Andy Hargreaves and Lorna Earl focus on how reformproposals have brought new complexities to teaching practice andwhy major investments of time and support are required if teachinginnovations are to become lasting and effective. Most importantly,they highlight the intense emotional demands that school changeimposes on teachers, and they outline practical strategies forhelping teachers through the difficult transition process--thusensuring that worthwhile reforms flourish and endure.
Introduction: The New Educational Orthodoxy. THE SUBSTANCE OF CHANGE. Standards and Outcomes. Classroom Assessment. Curriculum Integration. THE PROCESS OF CHANGE. The Intellectual Work of Change. The Emotional Work of Change. Supporting and Sustaining Change. Conclusion: Learning to Change.
"At a time when schools are dominated by prescriptive standards,subject-centered coverage, and high-stakes testing, Learning toChange offers us a glimpse of a more hopeful and enrichingpedagogy. I highly recommend this book for its pedagogicalcontribution and its political lessons." (James Beane, Professor,College of Education, National-Louis University) "In this optimistic and fine-grained study of learning to change,Andy Hargreaves and Lorna Earl graphically illustrate, with adegree of clarity rarely previously achieved, how the professionalwork of teachers mediates the translation of the new educationalorthodoxy into sustained and enhanced levels of student learning."(David Hopkins, Professor and Dean of Education, University ofNottingham, UK) "At last we have a book that get beneath the slogans of reform! Ina compelling highly readable book the reader learns what supportsand hinders teachers' struggle to create higher standards for theirstudents. The authors go way beyond the technical and intellectualwork of teaching recognizing the highly emotional cultural aspectsof change. But this is no mere academic treatise, but rather a callto intelligent and informed action." (Ann Lieberman, visitingprofessor at Stanford University and senior scholar, The CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching) "Hargreaves and his colleagues have crafted a book that describesthe harsh reality of change efforts at the level where truedifferences are made: the school and classroom levels. But moreimportantly, they outline the intellectual and emotional work thatmust be done for these efforts to succeed. Showing that there is nosubstitute for clear thinking, careful planning, and hard work,they demonstrate what is needed for deep and abiding change inschools." (Thomas R. Guskey, professor of Educational PolicyStudies and Evaluation, University of Kentucky) "Many teachers will read (this book) and feel vindicated, or atleast relieved, that someone has finally confirmed what they havebeen saying about education reforms." (Professionally SpeakingMagazine, 6/01) "This book will interest those concerned with examining the processof change at the classroom level.... Hargreaves and his colleaguesargue persuasively for placing the practical, emotional, andintellectual needs of teachers front and center the school reformefforts." (American School Board Journal, 8/01) "..this one is a must..."(Times Educational Supplement, 31 August2001)
ANDY HARGREAVES is professor of education in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies and codirector of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. LORNA EARL is associate professor in the Department of Theory and Policy Studies and codirector of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. SHAWN MOORE is a senior research officer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He also works in the International Centre for Educational Change. SUSAN MANNING Susan Manning is a project manager in Student and Community Services for the Toronto District School Board. She is a former research manager for the Scarborough Board of Education.
The success of school reform measures greatly depends on the support and commitment of teachers. This book examines the realities of educational change from the frontline perspective of reform-minded teachers. It charts the perceptions and experiences of twenty-nine teachers in grades 7 and 8 from four school districts—showing how they grappled with such initiatives as integrated curriculum, common learning standards, and alternative modes of assessment. This book moves beyond the bandwagons of rhetorical change and examines how these changes work in practice for better and for worse. Authors Andy Hargreaves and Lorna Earl focus on how reform proposals have brought new complexities to teaching practice and why major investments of time and support are required if teaching innovations are to become lasting and effective. Most importantly, they highlight the intense emotional demands that school change imposes on teachers, and they outline practical strategies for helping teachers through the difficult transition process—thus ensuring that worthwhile reforms flourish and endure.
"At a time when schools are dominated by prescriptive standards, subject-centered coverage, and high-stakes testing, Learning to Change offers us a glimpse of a more hopeful and enriching pedagogy. I highly recommend this book for its pedagogical contribution and its political lessons." ?James Beane, professor, College of Education, National-Louis University "In this optimistic and fine-grained study of learning to change, Andy Hargreaves and Lorna Earl graphically illustrate, with a degree of clarity rarely previously achieved, how the professional work of teachers mediates the translation of the new educational orthodoxy into sustained and enhanced levels of student learning." ?David Hopkins, professor and dean of education, University of Nottingham, UK "At last we have a book that get beneath the slogans of reform! In a compelling highly readable book the reader learns what supports and hinders teachers' struggle to create higher standards for their students. The authors go way beyond the technical and intellectual work of teaching recognizing the highly emotional cultural aspects of change. But this is no mere academic treatise, but rather a call to intelligent and informed action." ?Ann Lieberman, visiting professor at Stanford University and senior scholar, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "Hargreaves and his colleagues have crafted a book that describes the harsh reality of change efforts at the level where true differences are made: the school and classroom levels. But more importantly, they outline the intellectual and emotional work that must be done for these efforts to succeed. Showing that there is no substitute for clear thinking, careful planning, and hard work, they demonstrate what is needed for deep and abiding change in schools." ?Thomas R. Guskey, professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, University of Kentucky

Diese Produkte könnten Sie auch interessieren:

Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
von: Raechele L. Pope, Amy L. Reynolds, John A. Mueller
EPUB ebook
36,99 €
Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs
von: Raechele L. Pope, Amy L. Reynolds, John A. Mueller
PDF ebook
36,99 €
Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 6
Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 6
von: Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, Cathy Williams
PDF ebook
17,99 €