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Transforming education, meanings, myths and complexity, Agnieszka Bates

Complex responsive processes theory is utilised in an original way to critique leadership myths and explore the alternative, deeper meanings of educational transformation. The theory opens up new forms of understanding about how ordinary practitioners negotiate the meanings of 'improvement' in their everyday practice. It is in the gap between the emergence of these local interactions and the predetermined designs of policy-makers that educational transformation can be lost or found.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents -- Part I The universe of complexity thinking -- 1 Educational transformation in the global age -- 2 (Un)certainty and the myth of control -- 3 Complex responsive processes theory -- 4 Researching complexity -- Part II 'Global' policies and local interactions -- 5 The myth of 'spectacular' solutions: the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies and their (un)desirable consequences -- 6 Everyday practice and the myth of perpetual crisis -- 7 Rethinking policy, strategy and educational leadership -- Part III Complex responsive processes theory and educational ends -- 8 'Tremendous power', ethics and responsibility -- 9 Educational beginnings and ends -- Appendix -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xiii, 213 pages, 25 cm.

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