26 SES 10 A, How Successful School Leaders Mediate and Enact Government Reforms
This symposium is about schools which can effectively enact government policies for the improvement of teaching and learning and pupil outcomes. Using rich illustrations from a diverse range of effective and improving secondary schools in Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this symposium discusses how school leaders, especially principals, play a key role in successfully steering their schools through changing social and policy landscapes; in providing optimal conditions, structures and cultures for learning and teaching; in enabling teachers to respond positively to the unavoidable uncertainties inherent in their everyday professional lives; and through this, sustain their commitment, wellbeing and effectiveness in making a difference to the learning, achievement and life chances of children and young people.Raising standards of teaching and learning in schools is a key focus of recent educational reforms. Yet within the academic community and schools themselves there have been on-going debates on the efficacy and impact of government mandated reforms on school performance, teacher morale and student achievement. This symposium reports research on how successful schools use government policies as a means of furthering their own improvement agendas.
Drawing upon research in a diverse range of effective and improving secondary schools in Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this symposium presents evidence of how school leaders at all levels, especially principals, play a key role in successfully enacting government policies for the improvement of teaching and learning and pupil outcomes. In steering their schools successfully through changing social and policy landscapes, they provide optimal conditions, structures and cultures for learning and teaching, enabling teachers to interpret, contextualise and reframe external policies in terms of their own educational values, purposes and practices; and through this, sustain their commitment, wellbeing and effectiveness in making a difference to the learning, achievement and life chances of all their students.The symposium will synthesise the state-of-the-art theory and practice about the nature of the interface between government-led reforms and their mediation by school leaders and teachers. It will bring together new empirical research and practice informed knowledge about the ways mandated models of change and reform intentions at system level are influenced, positively and negatively, by actions of leaders and teachers. The authors will provide unique illustrations of different scenarios in which schools judged to be successful in different socio-economic, cultural and national reform contexts continue to build, broaden and deepen their organisational, social and intellectual capacity for the improvement of quality and standards in schools despite and because of externally generated reforms.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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