1st Edition

Designing the Learning-centred School A Cross-cultural Perspective

By Clive Dimmock Copyright 2000
    318 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Schools are expected and challenged to achieve student outcomes commensurate with the abilities of all students, but few are capable of this. This book demonstrates that present school structures and processes need to be redesigned, and suggests ways of reforming schools to enhance student outcomes. The author suggests that a holistic approach that integrates all facets of school life - learning, teaching, curriculum, school structures, resources, leadership and management - is needed. A practical and coherent model is used, underpinned by research evidence of what works and how practitioners can apply best practice to improvements for student outcomes.

    1. Designing the learning-centred school 2. Designing learning-centred schools: Models, frameworks and precepts 3. Recognising societal culture in school design: A cross-cultural comparative approach 4. Initiating the re-design process: Creating the school culture 5. Designing the curriculum 6. Focusing on student learning 7. Targeting informed learning 8. Integrating computer learning 9. Building supportive organisational structures 10. Developing personnel and financial resources policies 11. Evaluating teachers' performance 12. Learning-centred leadership 13. Community connectivity and consistency in the learning-centred school


    Clive Dimmock is Associate Professor specializing in Educational Administration and Policy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at The University of Western Australia, Perth. He has also undertaken consultancy work in Hong Kong, Brunei, Cyprus, Australia, the UK and US.

    '... persuasive and interesting ... It is also refreshingly direct, and free from jargon.' - The Times Educational Supplement