School Reform for Improvement: Theory, Policy and Practice - EDST2080

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Education

Course Outline: School of Education

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 24 units of credit at Level 1

Excluded: GENT1514

CSS Contribution Charge: 1* (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: Education

Low-income schools are complex organisations. Performance at these schools is often lower than in schools in higher-income neighbourhoods. At different times, policymakers, parents, school leaders, and teachers have attempted to improve these schools, from the outside in and from the inside out, with mixed results. We will examine the different ways policy has been enacted and plays out in schools and classrooms. Against this policy backdrop, we will study practical, research-based approaches to reforming schools from within as well as the theoretical underpinnings of these approaches. Most of the methods we will examine will focus on interventions around the instructional coreā€”the interaction between teacher, student, and instructional material.
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