Designing and Leading the Future School: A Cross-cultural by Clive Dimmock

By Clive Dimmock

Colleges are anticipated and challenged to accomplish scholar results commensurate with the skills of all scholars, yet few are able to this. This publication demonstrates that current institution constructions and procedures have to be redesigned, and indicates methods of reforming colleges to augment scholar results. the writer means that a holistic procedure that integrates all points of college existence - studying, educating, curriculum, university buildings, assets, management and administration - is required. a pragmatic and coherent version is used, underpinned by way of learn facts of what works and the way practitioners can observe top perform to advancements for pupil results.

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However, since restructuring has influenced mainly policy, administrative and organizational arrangements, then predictably, empirical research will currently yield relatively little in terms of how it affects the quality of teaching and learning and classroom variables. Instead, a more promising approach is to investigate how restructuring could be engineered to influence classroom variables. A Designing the learning-centred school 16 promising way to achieve such a goal is through a systematic approach to school redesign.

5, Canberra: National Board of Employment, Education and Training. E. (1976) ‘Educational organizations as loosely-coupled systems’, Administrative Science Quarterly, 21:1–19. 3 Recognizing Societal Culture in School Design The Case for a Cross-Cultural Comparative Approach This chapter addresses the importance of culture in school design. It particularly focuses on culture at societal level and its effects in shaping the extent to which ideas, research findings, policies and practices can travel and be successfully adopted and implemented outside the society in which they originate.

4 the curriculum is tailored to suit the diverse needs of students. 5 learning and teaching shape and dictate school structures and organization, including technology and the use of space, which are designed to support and facilitate the principles and practices of learning and teaching. 6 learning and teaching determine professional development, leadership and management, resource allocation and culture/climate, all of which are dedicated to supporting a service delivery designed for quality teaching and learning.

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