Around the world, school teachers and administrators, scholars and researchers, government officials, and the general public are seeking to improve the quality of education. In recent years, two of the most prominent themes have been: (1) using performance measures to hold school systems, administrators, and teachers accountable for results, and (2) conducting different kinds of evaluations to identify and test promising approaches and programs able to improve student outcomes.
Much can be learned from the efforts already done, and the conference aims to providing the grounds for scholarly dialogue and debate on the methodologies used and the results obtained. The event seeks to bringing together a worldwide audience, including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, school systems, government agencies, and the private sector, and to offer them the opportunity for networking and discussing how different lessons could be applicable in many countries.
Structuring and Culturing Schools for Comprehensive Learning - Peer Learning Event
June 27th – 29th, 2012
Berlin – Germany
The event’s theme is founded on the principle that the main purpose of School Leadership is to further student comprehensive learning and equity. As leadership, however, refers not only to individual
leaders or to senior leadership, it can also be understood as the outcome of many actions and interactions involving teachers, students and other stakeholders who contribute to school leadership.
Participants will explore in what ways leadership can provide both a structural framework and shape school cultures that establish a context in which successful, comprehensive learning can take place within a commitment to equity. The influence of technology as an agent of cultural change will also be addressed.
The peer-learning event will be structured on three sub-themes:
- Structuring Schools
- Between a rock and a soft place: Exploring leadership practice for equality and justice
- Leading school cultures
and aims to increase understanding on the outcomes of the interactions between the School Leadership ‘actors’ as contributors to effective School Leadership.
Thousands of educational professionals, from school leaders and classroom practitioners to Ministers of Education, attend BETT each year to see the latest in educational solutions. BETT 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting and inspiring event for the global teaching and learning community.
Veranderingsprocessen in de universiteit: een diagnose van de institutionele cultuur en sociale dynamiek
De belangrijkste conclusies hiervan zijn: met betrekking tot de mate van verandering, verschillen de innovaties in het vereiste type leiderschap en in de waarden en weerstanden die hieraan gekoppeld zijn. Het type leiderschap, de strategieën, de impact en de financiering in kwestie verschillen in de omvang van de innovatie. De innovaties hebben een verschillende oorsprong en zijn hoofdzakelijk van pedagogische of organisatorische aard.