Engaging with Educational Change

It became apparent that their positive responses to the challenges of delivering support at school and regional level led to ... CHAPTER ELEVEN A system change process: Practitioner inquiry as a 146 ENGAGING WITH EDUCATIONAL CHANGE.

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Author: Alma Fleet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474250856

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Including narratives of practice across diverse Australian settings, Engaging with Educational Change fills a gap in the current educational change literature. Building on the experience of the authors and their colleagues, this book illustrates the power of practitioner inquiry to facilitate positive, practice-improving change and suggests how others might use this methodology to extend current thinking and evaluation. The book includes the voices of practitioners and academics working with a diverse range of age groups and settings across public and private educational contexts, including primary schools, preschools and childcare centres. This multi-perspective real research helps inform and inspire people from a range of backgrounds and expertise who want to facilitate practitioner inquiry initiatives themselves. The book begins by introducing practitioner inquiry, exploring the principles of inquiry-based practice and issues of data alongside the landscapes of educational change. Chapters in part two then offer real-life case studies highlighting experiences of using practitioner inquiry or supporting those working with these methods to improve educational practice and ultimately the outcomes for children. The chapters include case studies of pedagogical leadership and the exploration of issues related to sustaining educational change. The final section concludes the book by critically reflecting upon practitioner inquiry and providing guidance for those interested in this change methodology. Investigating issues that arise during implementation of practitioner inquiry initiatives, Engaging with Educational Change provides both critique and assistance for students and practitioners applying the process in their own settings.

Engaging with Educational Change

Building on the experience of the authors and their colleagues, this book illustrates the power of practitioner inquiry to facilitate positive, practice-improving change and suggests how others might use this methodology to extend current ...

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Author: Alma Fleet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474250863

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 129

Including narratives of practice across diverse Australian settings, Engaging with Educational Change fills a gap in the current educational change literature. Building on the experience of the authors and their colleagues, this book illustrates the power of practitioner inquiry to facilitate positive, practice-improving change and suggests how others might use this methodology to extend current thinking and evaluation. The book includes the voices of practitioners and academics working with a diverse range of age groups and settings across public and private educational contexts, including primary schools, preschools and childcare centres. This multi-perspective real research helps inform and inspire people from a range of backgrounds and expertise who want to facilitate practitioner inquiry initiatives themselves. The book begins by introducing practitioner inquiry, exploring the principles of inquiry-based practice and issues of data alongside the landscapes of educational change. Chapters in part two then offer real-life case studies highlighting experiences of using practitioner inquiry or supporting those working with these methods to improve educational practice and ultimately the outcomes for children. The chapters include case studies of pedagogical leadership and the exploration of issues related to sustaining educational change. The final section concludes the book by critically reflecting upon practitioner inquiry and providing guidance for those interested in this change methodology. Investigating issues that arise during implementation of practitioner inquiry initiatives, Engaging with Educational Change provides both critique and assistance for students and practitioners applying the process in their own settings.

The Power of Community Engagement for Educational Change

An immense power and potential exists in community-based approaches to educational change as evidenced in the following ... These conversations demonstrate the deep roots of family and community engagement in public education and offer ...

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Author: Diana Hiatt-Michael

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681231907

Category: Education

Page: 195

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Effective schools engage a wide range of families and community members to support their award?winning programs. This monograph highlights exemplary examples of communities, including foundations, community organizers, non?profit organizations, community agencies, as well as school districts, that lead successful group, school, district and state level initiatives to improve educational outcomes. Practitioners and scholars join hands to share promising practices and research?based examples of community initiatives that have had positive impacts on families, schools, and communities. This monograph is vital to educational leadership preparation programs; education policymakers at the local, state, and national levels; school and district level administrators; and a broad range of community leaders.

Service Learning and Social Justice

This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice.

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Author: Susan Benigni Cipolle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781607095200

Category: Education

Page: 172

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This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. Cipolle describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools.

Engaging in Educational Research

Change took place when the current principal started to engage teachers and students in teaching and learning. Now students are active participants in classes and teachers lead them to a A. Salahuddin (✉) Institute of Education and ...

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Author: Raqib Chowdhury

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811307089

Category: Education

Page: 351

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This book reflects the paradigm shift now manifesting in Bangladesh’s education system by highlighting recent empirical research. It shares essential insights by presenting research conducted on diverse aspects of current day education in Bangladesh, including policy and governance, equity, access and participation, curriculum and pedagogy, assessment, and education programs and projects run by NGOs. Further, it offers a platform for these unique studies to be showcased and disseminated to scholars and researchers from developing and developed countries alike, and represents a unique reference resource for the education research community in Bangladesh, Asia and all over the world. With Foreword from Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury.

Innovative Voices in Education

This book highlights stories from around the world, as innovative teachers, educational leaders, and community activists passionately share personal accounts of their successes, challenges, and lessons learned"-- Provided by publisher.

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Author: Eileen Gale Kugler

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781610485401

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 221

"Diverse schools offer enriched academic and social environments, as students and families of different backgrounds and experiences provide a vibrant mosaic of insights, perspectives, and skills. This book highlights stories from around the world, as innovative teachers, educational leaders, and community activists passionately share personal accounts of their successes, challenges, and lessons learned"-- Provided by publisher.

Engaging Change

With case studies from Sony, Nestlé, Redcats (who own La Redoute, for example) and the British Army, the text provides practice-based insights into the realities of leading sustainable change.

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Author: Mark Wilcox

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749472924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Any significant organizational level change initiative is dependent on the engagement of the people working in that organization. Without engagement, change will falter and ultimately fail. Engaging Change goes behind the scenes of change management to help managers, consultants and practitioners understand why some things work and why others don't. Engaging Change addresses current challenges such as how to understand the environmental context driving the need for change; how to initiate and sustain momentum throughout the change programme; how to institutionalize structural and behavioural change; and how to create compelling visions. With case studies from Sony, Nestlé, Redcats (who own La Redoute, for example) and the British Army, the text provides practice-based insights into the realities of leading sustainable change.

A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher Education

In a fast-developing and significantly shifting area, this book is essential reading for higher education managers and those working directly in the field of student engagement.

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Author: Tom Lowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429663079

Category: Education

Page: 324

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Drawing on scholarship as well as established practice, A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher Education is a sector-leading volume that unpacks the concept of student engagement. It provides ideas and examples alongside compelling theory- and research-based evidence to offer a thorough and innovative exploration of how students and staff can work together to genuinely transform the higher education learning experience. Providing readers with evidence from successfully embedded schemes, the book uses case studies and practical, workable examples from a variety of international institutions. With the insight of world-leading contributors, it showcases what good practice looks like in higher education institutions across the globe. Simultaneously collating a wealth of contemporary research, this book creates vivid connections between theories and student engagement in higher education, with chapter topics including: Creating relationships between students, staff and universities Offering non-traditional students extracurricular opportunities Taking a students-as-partners approach Critically reflecting on identities, particularities and relationships The future of student engagement. In a fast-developing and significantly shifting area, this book is essential reading for higher education managers and those working directly in the field of student engagement.

School Leadership and Educational Change in Singapore

School structures and processes can then be designed, and policies for engagement purposefully carried out to support this intention. The literature shows that a 'whole-school' approach towards engaging the family and wider community in ...

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Author: Benjamin Wong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319747460

Category: Education

Page: 220

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This book provides readers with insights into how Singapore school leaders are actively engaged in the transformation of the Singapore education system. It brings to attention crucial elucidations of the increasing demand and complexity placed on school leaders through the use of case studies. Each chapter in the book focuses on a particular issue which has become important or has gained renewed importance in the Singapore education system. The chapters first provide a background to the theme under examination and a theoretical basis for discussion. They then narrate the case that shows how school leaders interpret and implement policy initiatives in their respective schools or lead change in that area. The case studies span over a wide range of domains such as instructional leadership, assessment leadership, stakeholder engagement, professional learning communities, and school branding. The data collected from these case studies came primarily from interviews of educators in their respective school contexts, in addition to other sources of data such as artifacts. Each case study highlights descriptions, interpretations, and perspectives across school contexts, which is consistent with the proposition that school leadership is very much shaped by context. At the end of each chapter, there are guiding questions to help readers critically analyse and reflect on the main learning points of the case.

Engaging Schools

This book discusses what changes hold the greatest promise for increasing students' motivation to learn in these schools.

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Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309084352

Category: Education

Page: 302

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When it comes to motivating people to learn, disadvantaged urban adolescents are usually perceived as a hard sell. Yet, in a recent MetLife survey, 89 percent of the low-income students claimed “I really want to learn†applied to them. What is it about the school environmentâ€"pedagogy, curriculum, climate, organizationâ€"that encourages or discourages engagement in school activities? How do peers, family, and community affect adolescents’ attitudes towards learning? Engaging Schools reviews current research on what shapes adolescents’ school engagement and motivation to learnâ€"including new findings on students’ sense of belongingâ€"and looks at ways these can be used to reform urban high schools. This book discusses what changes hold the greatest promise for increasing students’ motivation to learn in these schools. It looks at various approaches to reform through different methods of instruction and assessment, adjustments in school size, vocational teaching, and other key areas. Examples of innovative schools, classrooms, and out-of-school programs that have proved successful in getting high school kids excited about learning are also included.

Just Ask Us

Students learn best when collaborating, talking, and working with their peers. That’s what Edutopia blogger and education expert Heather Wolpert-Gawron discovered when she surveyed students nationwide.

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Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506363271

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Based on over 1000 nationwide student surveys, these 10 deep engagement strategies help you implement achievement-based cooperative learning. Includes video and a survey sample.

Engaging the Disengaged

This resource helps teachers motivate struggling students with strategies that harness their interests and creativity, and encourages educators to create positive learning cultures for all students.

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Author: Lois Brown Easton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412949989

Category: Education

Page: 239

View: 152

This resource helps teachers motivate struggling students with strategies that harness their interests and creativity, and encourages educators to create positive learning cultures for all students.

Meaningful Engagement in Educational Activity and Purposes for Learning

More specifically, how does student engagement in civic, family, religious, and economic activities relate to engagement in educational activity, and how does this relationship of change during adolescence?

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Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: STANFORD:qp476bx9339

Category:

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The American political culture that encourages competition on standardized tests, epitomized by the policy of Race to the Top, oversimplifies students' motivation for learning. This dissertation argues that educational research on student learning and activity engagement should consider motives beyond the pursuit of good grades in the classroom, prestigious college credentials, and going to school because it is what students are supposed to do. In particular, the studies highlight the moral inspirations and cultural habits behind students' engagement in life activities, and how inspiration and habits help to direct learning in life. A case study of an ordinary high school senior articulates a common motive to enroll in college to achieve success in life. Comparative case studies contrast emotional experiences with social responsibilities in order to articulate purposes for learning beyond standardized achievement. Findings suggest that volunteer community service, engagements with family, involvement in religious activities, and working for pay could provide inspiration for students to engage in learning in life.

Engaging the DisEngaged

The research on school improvement and educational change uses survey information and assessment data to identify patterns and trends of academic success in international, national, provincial/state, and local jurisdictions as well as ...

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Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551387925

Category: Classroom management

Page: 92

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Delivering Educational Change in Higher Education

These are necessary prerequisites for engaging staff in change in HE. Due to the complexities articulated above, when working to enact educational change in universities, reconceptualising the project and constantly revisiting the ...

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Author: Jackie Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429620874

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Presenting leadership of educational change in higher education as a dynamic, collaborative, and evolving area, Delivering Educational Change in Higher Education provides rich examples of how new ways of working are being adopted and adapted. It brings together leaders and practitioners, as authors and readers, to share their experiences of whole organisational change. Across the chapters, common threads highlight the importance of organisational context, of shared or distributed leadership, and the critical need for continuous learning in and on action by reflective readers. Linking case studies to a range of practical models and theories, this book: Explores established paradigms and models of change management and leadership. Offers examples from a diverse range of institutional contexts. Models critical reflective practice in the leadership of educational change. Addresses the future of educational developers working collaboratively with an increasingly diverse higher education workforce. Providing rare insights into ‘the what’ and ‘the how’ of change management and leadership, this book will be of interest to senior managers, educators, programme leaders, and educational developers who are all working in collaborative ways to enact positive change for student learning and experience.

Business Community Engagement for Educational Initiatives

The book presents the experience of implementing educational programs, first of all, the STEAM-education programs for ... How can education change due to the expansion and deepening of a partnership between business and schools, ...

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Author: Epshtein, Mikhail

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522569527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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A recently created trend within the past few years is the active involvement of the business community in the development and implementation of various educational programs. Business Community Engagement for Educational Initiatives provides innovative insights into the implementation of educational programs jointly by businesses, schools, teachers, and educational organizations. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as educational travel, internships, and summer school, this publication is designed for educational administrators, teachers, business leaders, academicians, and researchers seeking coverage on topics centered on business-supported educational programs.

Handbook of Research on Fostering Student Engagement With Instructional Technology in Higher Education

The Handbook of Research on Fostering Student Engagement With Instructional Technology in Higher Education is a comprehensive academic publication that focuses on the engagement of learners with academics in higher education and especially ...

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Author: Alqurashi, Emtinan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799801214

Category: Education

Page: 567

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Student engagement relies on the students and their willingness to participate in the learning process and can be enhanced through the application of various technologies within learning environments. However, strategies for implementing these technologies need research and development to be implemented effectively. The Handbook of Research on Fostering Student Engagement With Instructional Technology in Higher Education is a comprehensive academic publication that focuses on the engagement of learners with academics in higher education and especially how this engagement can be fostered with the integration of new technologies. Featuring an array of topics such as gamification, digital literacy, and social networking, this book is ideal for instructors, educators, administrators, curriculum developers, instructional designers, IT consultants, educational software developers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Motivation Engagement and Educational Performance

Russian Education and Society, 41(8), 23–40. Rutkevich, M. (1997). Changes in the social role of the general education school in Russia. Russian Education and Society, 39, 6–60. Rutkevich, M. (2000). Change in the social role of the ...

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Author: J. Elliott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230509795

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Key factors that impact upon children's educational motivation and engagement are here considered from an international and comparative perspective. Based upon a major programme of research undertaken in sites in England, the USA and Russia, the authors identify interrelated elements operating at international, national and local levels. These include children's self-perceptions, goals, interests and aspirations, curriculum and pedagogy, peer and parental influences, teacher perceptions, school traditions and practices, together with the pervasive influence of broader social, cultural, historical and economic factors.

Student Engagement and Educational Rapport in Higher Education

as preferring to engage F2F, and a range of preferences between these two extremes. ... experiment approach, incorporating a cycle of data collection and reflection, course redesign, and then implementation of design changes (see Fig.

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Author: Leonie Rowan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319460345

Category: Education

Page: 155

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This book outlines a range of innovative methods to gather student feedback, and explores the complex relation between student engagement, student satisfaction, and student success. Drawing on results from a set of numerous case-studies carried out at a school of education, the book reports on a range of theoretically-informed teaching innovations, including focus groups, learning analytics data, collegial conversations and insights from student researchers, that have been designed to create respectful, student-centred, and engaging learning environments. In the current climate of ever-increasing pressure on delivering high student satisfaction rates, these results are invaluable for university students and teachers across the globe. With its unique thematic focus on educational rapport and relationship-centred education, the book is an excellent reference point for staff with a commitment to the scholarship of learning and teaching. It will be of great interest to students, practitioners, teachers and policy makers in higher education.

Opening up spaces for meaningful engagement in educational praxis

... a counter-attitude of fully engaging with complexity – both in educational practice and research. ... We wrote this book in mindfulness of our current context of significant crises such as climate change, the changing world order, ...

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Author: Nicolina Montesano Montessori

Publisher: Eburon Uitgeverij B.V.

ISBN: 9789463012928

Category: Education

Page: 164

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How to open up spaces to make education more meaningful? The concept of space can involve educational interactions, relationships, contents and other relevant aspects relating to this purpose. The book presents three perspectives to engage in opening up spaces. It empowers pupils, students, and teachers to develop as unique individuals, better relate to the communities and cultural traditions to which they belon, and to develop new visions, understandings, and ways of living. This volume is the result of the search of a number of educational professionals on how to open up spaces to make education more meaningful. The opened spaces involve educational interactions, relationships, contents and other relevant aspects relating to this purpose. The book presents three salient perspectives to engage in this envisioned path. It empowers pupils, students, and teachers to: Develop as unique individuals. This process includes engaging with personal feelings, developing a personal way of thinking and judging, and articulating one’s own voice in relation to others and the specific social context. Relate to the communities and cultural traditions to which they (want to) belong, and to interact with others who may belong to different cultural traditions. Develop new visions, understandings, and ways of living in order to lead a sustainable life within the potential of our eco-system, together with the myriads of other life forms on planet earth. These interconnected perspectives are elaborated in the domains of Bildung, worldview education, mathematics, physical sciences and language. The volume provides an inviting new perspective, which holds that students and teachers are already entangled in worldly tensions and issues, from the very start of their entering into education. Given this fact, it is a joint educational challenge to question and make sense of the complexities of today’s world. As such, the spaces that are elaborated in this publication are identified as spaces for praxis, by envisioning education as a means to actively improve ourselves and our contexts. The authors of this research compilation belong to the (network of the) combined research group Normative Professionalism / Life Orientation of the Utrecht University and the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. They are all professionals who combine intensive involvement in educational practice with practice-oriented research.