Book Chapter

Capital formation in the futures focused school: Indicators of a breakthrough in school improvement

B Caldwell, D Loader, J Harris, Y Zhao

The Routledge International Handbook of Teacher and School Development | Routledge | Published : 2012

Abstract

The central theme of this chapter is that much of the work in school improvement has used a traditional approach with a short-to medium-term time frame and a constrained view of the resources required. The purpose of this chapter is to report the findings of two large-scale projects which hold the promise of a breakthrough in research, policy and practice in school improvement. There are two strands in this breakthrough. The first derives from the fact that much of the traditional work on school improvement has occurred within an existing more-or-less traditional approach to schooling and with a relatively short time frame to planning which rarely extends beyond three to five years. The brea..

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