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Author Blossing, Ulf, author.

Title Local drivers for improvement capacity : six types of school organisations / Ulf Blossing, Torgeir Nyen, Åsa Söderström, Anna Hagen Tønder.

Published Cham : Springer, [2015]
©2015

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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer briefs in education, 2211-1921
SpringerBriefs in education.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Organisational Perspectives on Schools and Change -- 3. Method -- 4. Six School Types -- 5. Concluding Reflections.
Summary This book presents systematically six types of schools, with different improvement capacities. Different schools have different capacities for school improvement, depending on the school infrastructure, norms and routines for the improvement process, improvement roles, and improvement history. The organisation of the improvement capacity is understood on the basis of sensemaking processes among teachers and school leaders. The book focuses on the challenges for each type of school in their improvement work, and which situations and circumstances they need to take into account. The school types are illustrated with detailed descriptions of six schools, coming from an evaluation of a Norwegian school development program. The book fills a need in school organisations to have concrete illustrations from similar schools of how teacher teams are organised, how leadership is exercised and processes are organised in their efforts of improving the organisation and building a complex and effective capacity. Schools? improvement capacity has become an important feature in school management and leadership as well as in research as western states have decentralised governance to the local level. The expectations on school leaders as well as on teachers are high when it comes to improve their schools to raise student outcome. Accounts of professional school cultures and professional learning communities often describe in an overall perspective the ideal school where such an improvement capacity is in work. However, accounts of the many ways of organising the capacity which perhaps are not all in all ideal or effective also contribute to the knowledge of the local school process.
Other author Nyen, Torgeir, author.
Söderström, Åsa, 1952- author.
Tønder, Anna Hagen, author.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject School management and organization.
School improvement programs.
Educational leadership.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319127231
3319127233
9783319127248
3319127241
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-12724-8