School Leadership Development Strategies: Building Leadership Capacity in Victoria, Australia
OECD Directorate for Education, December 2007
Prepared after the OECD research team spent four days in Victoria examining leadership and reform strategies, this report is one of three in-depth studies undertaken by the OECD to complement research undertaken in 23 countries in order to provide advice to improve the performance of schools. It provides information and analyses to policy makers to assist with the generation and implementation of leadership policies to improve teaching and learning. See report.
Education Today: The OECD Perspective
The OECD's position on important aspects of education is outlined in this summary report, which provides key findings as well as suggestions for policy application. The suggestions draw on generalised data, reflecting or relevant to the majority of OECD countries, based on the results of research conducted since 2002. The report is divided into nine sections comprising early childhood, schooling, transitions, higher education, adult education, lifelong learning, outcomes and returns, equity, and innovation. View report.
Subject HeadingsEducational evaluation
Bridging the Digital Divide: Young People's Perspectives on Action
Inspire Foundation and ORYGEN, October 2008
This report, the second in a series of four, explores the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in improving the mental health of young people in Australia. It includes coverage of the effects of civic engagement on the mental wellbeing of marginalised young people, literature examining the use of ICT to promote civic engagement, and research examining marginalised young people's attitudes toward civic engagement.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Vocabulary Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition
Vocabulary learning strategies are discussed in this book as part of more general language learning strategies. Cognitive theory and relevant models of second language acquisition are used as the basis for empirical research. Three original empirical studies are included, as well as a survey of research on vocabulary learning strategies. Topics include factors affecting vocabulary learning and acquisition, models of second language acquisition, and the role of the teacher in vocabulary teaching strategies. Adapted from publisher's description.
Key Learning AreasLanguages
Subject HeadingsLanguage and languages
Languages other than English (LOTE)
The Education Debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century
The Policy Press, May 2008
An account of current trends in British education policy is offered by this text, which aims to guide educators through the government initiatives and policies introduced over the past two decades. It examines the politics and impacts of policy interventions, with topics including Beacon Schools, parental choice, foundation schools, faith schools and teaching standards. Chapters cover education policy and public service reform; a history of English education policy; current policy models and key issues; and an analysis of the sociology of education policy over time. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsEducational evaluation
Political Approaches to Educational Administration and Leadership
Routledge, February 2008
The political philosophy and theoretical foundations of educational administration and leadership are explored in this text, which is relevant to educators in the fields of educational leadership, organisational studies, and educational administration theory. The text's three sections cover philosophers such as Kant and Hegel and how their theories can be applied to education; an examination of political analyses, such as the politics of the policy process and micro-politics; and current topics of a political nature relevant to education, such as globalisation. Adapted from publisher's description.
Subject HeadingsEducation philosophy
Thought and thinking