Exploding the myths of school reform
- David Hopkins.
- Camberwell, Victoria : ACER Press ; Berkshire, England : Open University Press, 2013.
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- xxiv, 320 : illustrations ; 21 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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- Hopkins, David, 1949- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-314) and index.
- Introduction Reader guide The myth that achievement cannot be realised at scale for all students The myth of school autonomy and the reality of change The myth that poverty is a determinant of student and school performance The myth that it is the curriculum rather than the learning that counts The myth that teaching is either an art or a science The myth that external accountability results in sustained school reform The myth that innovation and networking always add value to school reform The myth of the contribution of charismatic leadership to school reform The myth that 'one size fits all' in implementing school reform The myth that market forces drive educational excellence.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In his latest educational expose, internationally acclaimed author and scholar, Professor David Hopkins, places established and emerging ideas about effective school and system improvement under scrutiny. Exploding the Myths of School Reform confronts real-world challenges and perspectives from research, policy and practice, and draws on international benchmarking studies to support its objectives and claims. With each of ten chapters addressing a perceptible fallacy-such as the myths that poverty determines performance, that achievement cannot be achieved at scale, that innovation and networking always add value and that it is curriculum rather than learning that counts-this groundbreaking manifesto is set to provoke and persuade.
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- The author has been at the forefront of developing thinking about educational reform including through his book Every School a Great School (Open UP 2007). In this new book, David looks at the failure of educational reform efforts to impact on the learning and performance of students, due to misguided action based on a number of myths associated with school reform which remain prevalent in education. The purpose of this book is to present a comprehensive, accessible and strategic overview of what is currently known about school and system reform in the 21st century.
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