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Sustainable School Transformation

Author : David Crossley
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Sustainable School Transformation: An Inside-Out School Led Approach explores how we can best build a truly world class education system. It presents a theoretical and practical case for an alternative approach that combines the rigour of traditional 'top-down' accountability models with the engagement and buy-in of school led 'inside-out' approaches – a combination which can be applied to any school in any context internationally. David Crossley and a range of practitioners and academics draw on their extensive experience of past approaches to school improvement in the UK and US. Rather than reject 'top-down' accountability models, they explore new ways of developing them alongside 'inside-out' school led approaches that really do motivate those in our schools who in the final analysis have to deliver the aspirations of politicians and our wider societies for all our young people. The book is based on the premise that Peter Drucker's notion of addictive achievement, discussed in relation to students in Post Capitalist Society, applies to staff and schools too, and if we want to build a truly world class system it will only be achieved through the motivation and resultant efforts of all those in our schools.

Learn to Transform

Author : David Crossley
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`Learn To Transform is a masterpiece of school improvement literature! Authors David Crossley and Graham Corbyn provide theory that is customized to fit a wide variety of particular school settings, vignettes that bristle with the messy on-the-ground realities of schools in challenging circumstances, and proven strategies for success.'---Dennis Shirley, Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education, Boston College, USA `This is the book for our times. It properly encapsulates what we all now know to be true: the most effective and sustainable way for schools to improve is to work powerfully in partnership with each other. The great thing about this book is it shows how this actually happens, how any school can do it and how great achievement is possible for every one of our students.'---Stephen Munday, Executive Principal, Comberton Village College, Cambridge, UK `This book adds immensely to our understanding of school improvement and is essential reading for all school leaders and teachers. In presenting a philosophy, style and distinctive approach to school improvement and transformation a fine balance is struck between theory and practice.'---Alan Yellup, Headteacher, Wakefield City High School, Wakefield, UK `A timely and important book. For those committed to changing schools and school systems for the better, it provides a clear framework and a robust model of change. It also signals that transforming schools and school systems is within our reach and that securing better outcomes for all young people in all contexts is a real possibility.'---Alma Harris, Professor and Pro-Director (Leadership), Institute of Education, University of London, UK This second edition tests, trials and takes forward the original model with case studies of successful transformation in a range of different contexts. Transformation can be realisable, attainable and sustainable - this book offers a framework for you to engage confidently with the transformation agenda and provides a range of examples to encourage and support you in creating your own `transformation journey'.

Transforming Ice Age Schools

Author : Leighangela Brady
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Today’s educational system is frozen in time, stuck in traditions of the past. Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders will resonate with educational leaders, especially site principals, who are looking to transform their schools to reflect the educational world needed for today. Unlike the many theoretical books on this topic, this book offers insights about the discreet steps leaders might take to transform learning.

Education for a Sustainable Future

Author : Keith A. Wheeler
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This book illustrates how sustainability, information technologies, and envisioning the future can be effectively woven into an integrated educational experience. By understanding what it takes to build a sustainable community, students will develop the skills needed to engage successfully in a sustainable society. Using the real world as their classroom, they will participate in gathering and analyzing data, clarifying values, listening, speaking, thinking creatively, and making decisions about their community.

The Transformation of Great American School Districts

Author : William Lowe Boyd
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The Transformation of Great American School Districts argues that urban school reform stems from institutional change and citywide efforts. The book follows five cities and maps where they fit into the Progressive Era model of education.

Sustainable schools

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Education and Skills Committee
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Under the Building Schools for the Future programme the Government is seeking to rebuild or refurbish all secondary schools in England over a 15-year period at a cost of £45 billion, with local authorities participating in a series of 15 'waves'. The Committee's report examines the progress being made on the programme and makes recommendations about the ways in which the process might be improved, focusing on three key areas: the planning and procurement process; whether the objective of educational transformation is really at the heart of the process; and whether the issue of sustainability has been adequately defined and has a sufficiently high profile. The report acknowledges that this is an immensely ambitious programme, given its aim is not only to improve school buildings and provide investment in ICT facilities but also to transform the educational experience of pupils and to embed sustainability. Not since the huge Victorian and post-war building waves has there been investment in the school capital stock on this scale, and there is no project like it anywhere else in the world. Delays in the project against its original timetable are of less significant risk to its success than inadequate early planning at a local level. It is vital that local authorities who have encountered delays are able to develop plans that are robust and achievable, and that the lessons are learned from the experiences of earlier 'waves' of the programme in order to avoid repetition of the same delays and difficulties. The Committee accepts that it is the viability of a project as it is developed that is the main risk factor in a BSF project, but notes that there are risks associated with PFI as a funding method. It calls on the Government to clarify its assessment of the sustainability of the levels of revenue commitments across local authorities in general and the lessons that it has learned from those PFI funded schools which have been forced to close.

Encouraging Transformation and Leadership for Sustainable Plant Management

Author : Emily T. Collings
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Leading the Sustainable School

Author : Debra Massey
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When Debra Massey took over as Head of Howe Dell it had a deficit budget, falling numbers on roll, poor SATs results and an ever-delayed new school build. Within a year the school was oversubscribed and attendance significantly improved - and the pupils say it's down to the school's Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) curriculum. In Leading the Sustainable School, Debra explains how making leadership the right - and responsibility - of every stakeholder, taking a few risks and using common sense can improve school attainment and enjoyment. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a challenge or initiative, followed by action points to apply to your own setting. From developing a team of leaders, to self-evaluation tools, this book offers practical advice on raising standards in an efficient and sustainable way. The companion website for the book features training tools to use with staff and links to useful websites, making this a complete package for current or aspiring leaders.

Teaming for Efficiency Market transformation

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Sustainable School Architecture

Author : Lisa Gelfand
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Get the comprehensive guide to the sustainable design of schools. The elementary and secondary school buildings and campuses built today are the schools of the future. Sustainable School Architecture is a guide to the planning, architecture, and design of schools that are healthy, stimulating, and will conserve energy and resources. Written with the needs of architects, construction professionals, educators, and school administration in mind, the book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operations. By its very nature, a school is often the centerpiece of its community and, therefore, well positioned to take the lead in influencing environmental awareness. Building on this point, Sustainable School Architecture shows how eco-friendly practices for school construction can create an environment that young students will emulate and carry into the world. Written by experts on sustainable school design, this book: Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the specific needs of educational institutions. Has nineteen international case studies of the best contemporary sustainable schools located in urban, suburban, and rural communities in temperate, tropical, and extreme climate zones. Contains valuable information on the California Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) rating system. Serves as a resource for incremental modernization and operation strategies as well as comprehensive transformation. Offers tips on running an integrated, community-based design process with support information on the materials and systems of the sustainable school. Includes contributions by experts on approaches to the sites, systems, maintenance, and operation of sustainable schools. With a practical overview of how sustainability can be achieved in new and existing schools, and how to maintain this momentum in the years ahead, this important book provides architects with detailed guidance for designing healthier learning environments to help usher in a more promising future.

Education and Learning for Sustainable Consumption

Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Environment Directorate
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Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya

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"The workshop on "Education for Sustainable Development in Kenya: Lessons from School-Community Linkages" [is] aimed at generating specific suggestions and practical guidelines for practitioners and policy makers related to rural school-community linkages that would increase the likelihood of successful outcomes in education for sustainable development in Kenya and other countries, enhance education for sustainable development in both formal and non-formal settings, and contribute towards a national environmental education strategy for Kenya"--P. 7.

Transformation Under 1Malaysia 2010

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Storytelling for Sustainability in Higher Education

Author : Petra Molthan-Hill
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To be a storyteller is an incredible position from which to influence hearts and minds, and each one of us has the capacity to utilise storytelling for a sustainable future. This book offers unique and powerful insights into how stories and storytelling can be utilised within higher education to support sustainability literacy. Stories can shape our perspective of the world around us and how we interact with it, and this is where storytelling becomes a useful tool for facilitating understanding of sustainability concepts which tend to be complex and multifaceted. The craft of storytelling is as old as time and has influenced human experience throughout the ages. The conscious use of storytelling in higher education is likewise not new, although less prevalent in certain academic disciplines; what this book offers is the opportunity to delve into the concept of storytelling as an educational tool regardless of and beyond the boundaries of subject area. Written by academics and storytellers, the book is based on the authors’ own experiences of using stories within teaching, from a story of “the Ecology of Law” to the exploration of sustainability in accounting and finance via contemporary cinema. Practical advice in each chapter ensures that ideas may be put into practice with ease. In addition to examples from the classroom, the book also explores wider uses of storytelling for communication and sense-making and ways of assessing student storytelling work. It also offers fascinating research insights, for example in addressing the question of whether positive utopian stories relating to climate change will have a stronger impact on changing the behaviour of readers than will dystopian stories. Everyone working as an educator should fi nd some inspiration here for their own practice; on using storytelling and stories to co-design positive futures together with our students.

Emotions Social Transformation and Education

Author : Alette Delport
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This book addresses the education of emotions in the context of a transforming South African society. It reconfigures the conceptual landscape in terms of rationality, social transformation, and education. It contests the intellectual and instrumental prejudice in the currently dominant ways of thinking about education, reclaiming a sense of how to think of education in terms of cultivating humanity as a key to the profound transformation of South African society. The text argues that emotions should be relocated in our conception of transformation and education. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 consists of an account of a particular cognitive theory of the emotions, as developed by Martha Nussbaum in Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions (2001). In Part 2, this theory is applied to examining the complexities of social transformation in South Africa at a more profound, personal level. In the final section, the concept of 'education for transformation' is dis

Leadership Sustainability

Author : Michael Fullan
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Fullan provides a comprehensive examination of what leaders at all levels of the educational system can do to promote large-scale, sustainable reform.

Education for Sustainable Development

Author : Chris Shiel
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Environmental Education Processes for Sustainable Development

Author : EEASA (Organization). International Conference
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The Farfaru Journal of Multi disciplinary Studies

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Proceedings of the Conference on Teacher Education for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia

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