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MacBeath, John E. C.

Works: 142 works in 477 publications in 5 languages and 12,275 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works about John E. C MacBeath
Most widely held works by John E. C MacBeath
Self-evaluation in European schools : a story of change by John E. C MacBeath( )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this climate where school performance is made public, performance tables and inspectors' reports only tell a partial story. This book illustrates how schools can tell theirown story by drawing on work with the National Union of Teachers
Schools on the edge : responding to challenging circumstances by John E. C MacBeath( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schools serving young people on the margins of society face a major challenge in trying to create an environment where students can succeed. The book examines key issues in the field of school improvement. More specifically, it draws on evidence from the SFECC (Schools Facing Exceptionally Challenging Circumstances) project to explore: the policy context of schools on the edge, the nature of extreme challenge, the way schools have responded to extreme challenge, what seems to success, and the facilities and resources that can make a difference, strategies to meet the needs of the local community and facilitate lasting change." "The authors have extensive experience of school effectiveness and improvement, and of working with schools in disadvantaged communities in Britain, the USA and many other parts of the world. School leaders, local authorities, practitioners and all those involved in any aspect of school leadership and school improvement will find the insights and guidance offered by this book essential reading. Book jacket."--Jacket
What westerners have for breakfast : five years in Goa by John E. C MacBeath( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-eighties John McBeath and his partner Sue left Australia for India with the dream to open a European-style pensione in an old Portuguese villa in Goa. After several visits to India they had realised that Goa with its European influences, pristine beaches, and laid-back tropical lifestyle was at the start of a tourism boom
Democratic learning : the challenge to school effectiveness( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time has come to challenge many of the age-old assumptions about schools and school learning. In this book leading thinkers from around the world offer a different vision of what schools are for
Self-evaluation : what's in it for schools? by John E. C MacBeath( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-evaluation in schools sits at the top of the national agenda in response to an awareness that performance tables and inspector's reports can only tell a partial story. Schools should be encouraged to raise questions about "How are we doing?" and "How do we know?"
Teachers under pressure by Maurice J Galton( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it really like to be a teacher in today's demanding classrooms? The authors of this book spoke to teachers, parents and students in the UK, Asia, America and Australia and had some shocking responses to their questions. By looking at highly topical issues within teaching, such as teacher stress and teacher workload, they uncover an often bleak picture where individuals are frequently stretched to breaking point as they endeavour to 'make a difference'. Issues examined include: the frustrations facing those trying to make inclusive education work in practice; the effects of constantly changing policies on the staff required to implement them; the loss of status the teaching profession has experienced; why so many are choosing to leave the job; what happens to those who stay and fight. This fascinating read will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching, school leadership and educational policy
Self-evaluation in the global classroom by John E. C MacBeath( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study compares actual teaching and learning experiences in schools in the UK, Sweden, Japan, Germany and the Czech Republic with a view to improving schools
Effective school leadership : responding to change by John E. C MacBeath( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective School Leadership raises many questions about effective leadership and how it is seen from different viewpoints. The issues are placed in political context and in relation to a changing world scene
Reinventing schools, reforming teaching : from political visions to classroom reality by John Bangs( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text considers the impact of educational policies on those who have to translate political priorities into the day to day work of schools and classrooms. The authors argue that an evidence-informed view of policy making has yet to be realised
Schools must speak for themselves : the case for school self-evaluation by John E. C MacBeath( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This best-selling book illustrates how schools can tell their own story. It draws on ground-breaking work with the National Union of Teachers to demonstrate a practical approach to identifying what makes a good school and the part that pupils, parents and teachers can play in school improvement. Its usefulness for and use by, classroom teachers to evaluate their practice will prove to be its greatest strength in an ever expanding effectiveness literature
Connecting leadership and learning : principles for practice by David Frost( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on research from seven countries, this book returns us to some fundamental questions about the purpose of schools, the nature of learning and the qualities of leadership which make schools authentic places of learning
International handbook of leadership for learning : part 2 by Tony Townsend( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Handbook of Leadership for Learning" brings together chapters by distinguished authors from thirty-one countries in nine different regions of the world. This handbook contains nine sections that provide regional overviews; a consideration of theoretical and contextual aspects; and, system and policy approaches that promote leadership for learning with a focus on educating school leaders for learning and the role of the leader in supporting learning.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Improving school effectiveness by John E. C MacBeath( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work sets out to answer questions such as, what have we learned after three decades of research into school effectiveness? What can we say with confidence about how schools improve? It reviews findings from seminal international work
School inspection and self-evaluation : working with the new relationship by John E. C MacBeath( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Around the world school inspection is subject to critical scrutiny. It is too cumbersome? Too expensive? Too disruptive to the normal flow of school life? Does it actually improve schools? And, what does the new relationship between inspection and self-evaluation mean for schools? School Inspection and Self-Evaluation: Working with the New Relationship addresses these issues, and unpicks the legacy of an Ofsted regime widely criticised as invasive and disempowering to teachers."--Jacket
Public expectations of the final stage of compulsory education = Le dernier cycle de l'enseignement obligatoire : quelle attente? by Centre for Educational Research and Innovation( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning in and out of school : the selected works of John MacBeath by John E. C MacBeath( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, John MacBeath brings together eight of his most influential writings including chapters from his best-selling books, articles from leading journals, and excerpts from his contributions to the press
Strengthening the connections between leadership and learning : challenges to policy, school and classroom practice by John E. C MacBeath( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining a decade of research and practice, this book makes the case for a radical reappraisal of leadership, learning and their inter-relationship in educational policy. Discussing whether policy direction is progressively constraining the professionalism and initiative of teachers and school leaders, it challenges conventional understanding and argues the case for thinking differently about the way to lead learning. Based on the Leadership for Learning (LfL) Project, the book clarifies, extends and refines Leadership for Learning principles and practices, and their contribution to ameliorating some of the difficult conditions encountered in the contemporary educational policy environment. Starting by discussing the direction and influence of current education policy and its subsequent consequences, chapters move on to explore the framing values informing the Leadership for Learning Projects, particularly focussing on what they imply for commitments to social justice, children's rights and breadth in student learning, and considers how to create favourable conditions for learning. Identifying a disconnect between seminal principles and the nature of day-to-day practice, Strengthening the Connections between Leadership and Learning challenges school policy and practice at a national and local level. It is an essential read for postgraduate students, especially those in leadership in education, as well as for teachers and policy makers in schools"--
Education and schooling : myth, heresy and misconception by John E. C MacBeath( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The French have a saying 'plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose'. The English colloquial equivalent 'same old same old' conveys a sense of the inevitable, a reminder that if we haven't learned the lessons of history we are doomed to repeat them. In over half a century, what have we learned about education, about schools as places for education, about learning and teaching and the relationship between them? What have we learned about policy making and the policy process? Has the growing impact of globalisation informed or constrained radical change? Written in an easily accessible style, and drawing on the author's personal experiences of working in education as teacher, researcher, government adviser and consultant with international agencies, each chapter of the book illuminates deeper lying issues about the nature of schooling, learning, leadership, research, and the impact of globalisation on the lives of schools, teachers, children and families. This first-hand account, spanning fifty years, addresses key questions through seven different lenses: - policy making: ideology, insiders, outsiders and dissenting voices - research and the myths of scientific rigour- international agencies and agents provocateurs - academics conferring and the power of place - New enlightenment and a university for children- being and becoming a teacher, and the end of idealism - going to school: plus ca change? Each of the seven lenses offers a unique perspective of the education system, but all are drawn together to consider the greater implications for policy and practice in the UK and beyond. The book will be of value to teachers and school leaders, as well as to academics and students on education programmes"--
A Question of schooling( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common wealth of learning : millennium goals revisited( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Common Wealth of Learning takes a look at the millennium development goals that were set out at the start of the century. Utilising a far reaching set of case studies from a large percentage of commonwealth countries, this book looks at what the colonial legacy has left us with; and what we can do to progress. Chapters discuss; Partnerships for Leadership and Learning Quality Education and the Millennium Development Goals Revisited: Reflections, Reality and Future Directions. Assessing the Impact of Education Sector Policy Reform in Low-Income Countries: Developing a Comprehensive, Intervention-Focused Research Programme Education of Quality for All: Myth or Reality! Bridging the Gap Between Research, Policy and Practice in Africa Transformative Models of Practice and Professional Development of Teachers Partnerships for Leading and Learning: The Contribution of the Centre for Commonwealth Education This thoroughly researched and comprehensive text will be of great interest and use to anyone involved in education, higher education, education policy and research
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Self-evaluation in European schools : a story of change
Schools on the edge : responding to challenging circumstancesDemocratic learning : the challenge to school effectivenessSelf-evaluation : what's in it for schools?Teachers under pressureSelf-evaluation in the global classroomEffective school leadership : responding to changeReinventing schools, reforming teaching : from political visions to classroom realitySchools must speak for themselves : the case for school self-evaluation
Alternative Names
John MacBeath britischer Erziehungswissenschaftler

John MacBeath British educationist

John MacBeath Brits pedagoog

John MacBeath pedagogo británico

John MacBeath pedagogu británicu

Macbeath, John

MacBeath, John 1940-

MacBeath, John E. C.

Macbeath, John Earnest Carmichael

MacBeath, John (John E. C.)

McBeath, John

جون ماكبيث، 1940-