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‘It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the learning school, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found…It will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership The ‘learning school’ described in this book suggests an alternative to the preoccupation with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses ...

Why Learning Schools are Needed
Why learning schools are needed
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This chapter considers the following questions:

  • What is the importance of an emphasis on learning in this century?
  • What is the influence of a global perspective on education?
  • What are the inadequacies of past and current practice and the implications of a failure to change?
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