Images of Educational Change

Paperback | May 1, 2000

byHerbert Altrichter, John Elliot

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This important book takes a fresh look at educational change - a concept which is in frequent use but rarely examined for the variety of meanings it conveys. It brings together the ideas of major educational change theorists from three continents, and invites the reader to explore the idea of educational change at a number of levels and from a variety of perspectives.

There is much talk about the pace of social change in, and the growing complexity of, industrial societies. In this book a number of well-known international researchers attempt to analyse the meaning of contemporary social change for education.

Particular emphasis is given to the implications for:

* the personal and social development of students
* schools as organizations
* the school curriculum
* the teaching profession
* educational policy formation
* education research

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This important book takes a fresh look at educational change - a concept which is in frequent use but rarely examined for the variety of meanings it conveys. It brings together the ideas of major educational change theorists from three continents, and invites the reader to explore the idea of educational change at a number of levels a...

Herbert Altrichter is Professor of Education and Head of Department at the University of Linz, Austria. He is author of Teachers Investigate their Work (Routledge 1993).John Elliott is Professor of Education in the Centre for Applied Research in Education at the University of East Anglia. He is author of Action Research for Educational...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.58 × 2.36 × 0.23 inPublished:May 1, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335201881

ISBN - 13:9780335201884

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Educational change and policy formation

Economic change, educational policy formation and the role of the state
How education became nobody's business
Developing under developing circumstances
the personal and social development of students and the process of schooling

The relationship between social and educational change

Community, school change and strategic networking
Social change and the individual
changing patterns of community and the challenge for schooling
Social change, subject matter - and the teacher

Conceptualisng school change processes

Changing school cultures
Some elements of a micro-political theory of school development
Changing conceptions of action research

Preparing teachers for a creative engagement with educational change

Reflective education and school culture socialization of student teachers
Case study and case records
a conversation about the Hathaway project
Experts of the future
Teacher control and the reform of professional development

Overview chapter: Towards a synoptic vision of educational change in advanced industrial societies

Index.