Network Learning for Educational Change by Wiel VeugelersNetwork Learning for Educational Change by Wiel Veugelers

Network Learning for Educational Change

byWiel Veugelers, Mary John O'hair

Paperback | July 1, 2005

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  • How do networks create educational change and improve student achievement?
  • What kinds of educational policies and practices facilitate network learning?
Networks bring teachers, principals and other stakeholders together to share ideas, observe best practices, identify and analyze problems, and develop strategies for improved teaching, learning, and community life. These networks are becoming an important method to enhance educational renewal and student achievement. Networks go beyond tensions of top-down vs. bottom-up, school development and formal and informal organizational structures. The theoretical base of networking makes use of many different concepts of educational change theory, such as educational change processes, empowering of teachers, professional development, communities of practice, the network society and democratic education.

The first part of the book features studies of four ‘established’ networks who have been functioning for several years. These networks describe their accomplishments, challenges, goals, and the theoretical basis of their work. In the second part of the book, three recently developed networks share their ‘start-up’ experiences and lessons learned. The book concludes by looking at networking as a strategy for educational change.

Key reading for Education students, educational consultants and teacher educators with an interest in educational leadership and educational change.

Contributors: Lew Allen,Linda Atkinson, Tero Autio, Randy Averso, Jean Cate, Dennis W. K. Chan, Chris Day, Victor Forrester, Gregg Garn, Dennis Gentry, Jesse Goodman, Mark Hadfield, Barbara Harold, Frances Hensley, Elaine Jarchow, Gaetane Jean-Marie, Tracey McAskill, Robin McGrew-Zoubi, Mary John O’Hair, Ulrich C. Reitzug, Eero Ropo, Joan Rué, Wiel Veugelers, Ian Walker, William Y. Wu, Henk Zijlstra.

Wiel Veugelers is professor of education at the University of Amsterdam and the University for Humanistics in the Netherlands. He is the founder and director of the School Network of the University of Amsterdam. He published on networking, educational change, youth culture, critical pedagogy and moral and democratic education.Mary Joh...
Title:Network Learning for Educational ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:3.54 × 2.36 × 0.25 inPublished:July 1, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335216323

ISBN - 13:9780335216321

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Table of Contents


1. The Case for Network Learning
Mary John O'Hair and Wiel Veugelers

Part 1: Theory and Practice of Networking

2. School-University Networks that Improve Student Learning: Lessons from the League of Professional Schools
Lew Allen and Frances Hensley

3. Keeping Networks of Schools Fluid: Networks of Schools in Dialogue with Educational Change
Wiel Veugelers and Henk Zijlstra

4. Harnessing Action Research: The Power of Network Learning
Christopher Day and Mark Hadfield

5. Networking for Professional Learning Communities: School-University-Community Partnerships to Enhance Student Achievement
Mary John O'Hair, Ulrich C. Reitzug, Jean Cate, Randy Averso, Linda Atkinson, Dennis Gentry, Gregg Garn and Gaetane Jean-Marie

Part 2: Starting a Network

6. Developing an Empowered Vision of Teaching within Networks
Joan Rué Domingo

7. Introducing School-University Networks in the Middle East
Elaine Jarchow, Barbara Harold, Tracey McAskill, Robin McGrew-Zoubi and Ian Walker

8. Networking as a Strategy for Restructuring Teacher Education and Professional Development
Tero Autio and Eero Ropo

Part 3: Networking of networks

9. Quality Education Initiatives in Hong Kong: School Networks in Transition
William Y. Wu, Dennis W.K. Chan and Victor Forrester

10. From networking to school networks to 'networked' learning: The challenge for the Networked Learning Communities Programme.
Mark Hadfield

11. Keeping Progressive Educational Discourse Alive During Conservative Times: Harmony Education Center and the National School Reform Faculty
Jesse Goodman


12. Networking for Learning and Change
Wiel Veugelers and Mary John O'Hair