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Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School
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Leading the Curriculum in the Primary School

First Edition

November 2005 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The focus of teacher training is shifting away from specialized subject knowledge and towards the development of transferable skills that can be employed in coordinating any area of the primary curriculum. This book examines the management and leadership techniques that trainees and practising teachers need in order to become subject consultants or effective members of a senior management team.

With an emphasis on the practical techniques and strategies of curriculum management, the book also deals with the theoretical, practical and technological issues facing teachers as they create and manage curricula. Drawing on their considerable experience, the authors guide readers through:

- establishing a direction
- working with resources
- leading and motivating colleagues.

This book is an essential resource for trainees and teachers at every level as they confront the rapidly shifting demands of their profession.

Mark Brundrett is a Senior Research Consultant at the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Manchester. Previously, he taught in secondary, middle and primary schools and was a headteacher for five years. He has also taught at several higher education institutions and was Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Hull.

Neil Burton is currently the MA Education Programme leader at De Montford University, Bedford, where he also teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate initial teacher training courses. He has worked in senior positions in primary and secondary schools, advised on primary science and technology in a large Local Educaiton Authority, and taught on MBA and EdD programmes at various universities.


 
AN OVERVIEW OF THE COMPONENTS
 
Introduction
In Search of Subject Leadership

 
 
The Effective Classroom Practitioner
 
From Subject to Curriculum
 
ESTABLISHING A DIRECTION
 
Leadership, Management and Middle Leader
 
Middle Leaders Managing Change
 
Monitoring and Evaluating Progress
 
Accountability and the Middle Leader
 
WORKING WITH RESOURCES
 
Identifying and Organising Learning Resources
 
Budgeting for the Cost of Learning Resources
 
LEADING AND MOTIVATING COLLEAGUES AND PUPILS
 
Human Resources
Leading and Managing to Improve Performance

 
 
Curriculum Leadership
 
Classroom and School-based Research for Evidence-Based Decision Making

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