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1st Edition

Creating the Future School

ISBN 9780415238694
Published November 7, 2000 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This fascinating book is based on the changes to schooling that a five year-old, Angelica will see in her lifetime. It is divided into two parts: the first describes how schools are viewed by society; the second considers practical responses that schools can make to keep up with change. Creating the Future School predicts that the career of teaching will change and the work of the professional educator will differ significantly from what has been the traditional teaching role in schools of the twentieth century. The book addresses principals, senior members of school staff, teachers, governors and policy makers and aims to open up the reader's awareness to the profound shift in society and how society views its schools.

Table of Contents

1.The myth of the unchanging school Part I: The big picture: why schools are being compelled to change their ways 2.From an old world-view to a new 3.From a society of factories to a society of knowledge workers 4.New ways of knowing: implications for curriculum 5.The networked universe 6.From bureaucracy to enterprise networks Part II: Looking at the practicalities: how will schooling change? 7.Schools which break the mould 8.Choosing what future to have 9.Building a manifesto for the school as a provider 10.On reporting outcomes 11.Reworking the curriculum within a new mindset 12.Teachers for the school of the future 13.A new kind of school

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