Designing the Learning-centred School

A Cross-cultural Perspective

By Clive Dimmock

© 1999 – Routledge

320 pages

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Paperback: 9780750708494
pub: 1999-12-01
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About the Book

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.

Reviews

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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EDUCATION / General